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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Corp. It is the second-largest newspaper in Texas and 13th-largest in the U.S., with 370,961 in combined print and online daily circulation as of 2014.

The Chronicle’s online operation has been praised for its innovation. A 2006 study conducted by NYU professor Jay Rosen named the Chronicle the best blogging newspaper in the U.S., and in 2009, the paper was a Pulitzer finalist for its online coverage of Hurricane Ike. The Chronicle was cited for its use of dedicated blogs, chats, databases, and reader reports to cover the hurricane.

During recent years, however, the paper’s online traffic has declined, going from more than 3 million monthly unique visitors in 2007 to 1.9 million in 2009 and 520,000 so far in 2011. In 2010, the Chronicle joined together with 5 other Texas-based Hearst newspapers to share content and reduce costs. It has also teamed up with the Austin-based Texas Tribune to do in-depth investigative work.

The paper launched a paid website, HoustonChronicle.com, alongside its free site, Chron.com, in 2012 as a dual-site strategy similar to that of the Boston Globe.

In 2012, the Chronicle was found to have published more than 350 articles by the hyperlocal content provider with fake bylines, prompting the paper to review its Journatic content.

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