Los Angeles Examiner was founded in December 1903 by William Randolph Hearst. A morning paper, it printed its last issue on January 7, 1962. The
paper closed at the same time as the
Times-Mirror afternoon paper the
Los Angeles Mirror. These closures left the
Los Angeles Times as the only significant morning newspaper in Los Angeles and the
Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express, another Hearst paper, as the only significant afternoon paper. After its closure, the
Examiner was absorbed by the
Herald & Express, which was renamed the
Herald-Examiner. The Examiner was a right-leaning paper and published as a broadsheet. At the time of its closure, the paper had a daily
circulation of about 380,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 700,000. The closure of the paper at the same time as that
Los Angeles Mirror caused the Department of Justice to open an informal restraint-of-trade investigation into possible collusion between the
Hearst and Times-Mirror companies.
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