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The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, Californiamarker. The result of a February 2, 1992, merger of The San Diego Union, founded October 10, 1868, and the Evening Tribune, founded December 2, 1895, it refers to itself as the oldest business in San Diego Countymarker and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California. The website republishes much of the Union-Tribune's content as well as publishing its own material.

The newspaper is known to be "reliably conservative"; in 2008, the paper endorsed Republican party nominee Senator John McCain for president. However, during the same election cycle, the newspaper also came out against Prop 8 and thus in favor of same-sex marriage.

The Union-Tribune was acquired by Copley Press in 1928, and was sold to the private equity group Platinum Equity of Beverly Hillsmarker on March 18, 2009. Ed Moss of Baltimoremarker has been the publisher since May 2009.

Pulitzer Prizes

  • 1979 Breaking News Reporting: San Diego Evening Tribune for its coverage of the PSA Flight 182marker jetliner collision with a small plane over North Park
  • 1987 Editorial Writing: San Diego Evening Tribune editorial writer Jonathan Freedman for his editorials urging passage of the first major immigration reform act in 34 years
  • 2006 National Reporting: The San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service (with notable work by Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer), for their disclosure of bribe-taking that sent former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham to prison "in disgrace". They also received the George Polk Award for these stories.
  • 2009 Editorial Cartooning awarded to Steve Breen "for his agile use of a classic style to produce wide ranging cartoons that engage readers with power, clarity and humor."



The Union-Tribune prices are: 75 cents Daily, $1.84 Sunday.


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  6. The San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2009, The Copley legacy
  7. The San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 March 2009, Union-Tribune sold to Platinum Equity
  8. The Pulitzer Prizes for 1979
  9. The Pulitzer Prizes for 1987
  10. "U-T, Copley News win Pulitzer Prize", The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2006-04-18 by Jeff McDonald
  11. 2006 Pulitzer Prize National Reporting

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