The Baltimore Sun

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The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. It was founded on May 17, 1837, by printer Arunah Shepherdson Abell. The Abell family owned the paper through 1910, when the Black family had a controlling interest. The paper was sold in 1986 to the Times Mirror Company, the same week the Baltimore News-American announced it would fold.

Though now there is only a morning issue, for many years there were two distinct editions, with different reporting and editorial staffs, The Baltimore Sun in the morning and The Baltimore Evening Sun in the afternoon.

In 2000 Times Mirror merged with the Tribune Company.

The Sun's most famous correspondents were probably H.L. Mencken and Ernest Hemingway. The paper has won 15 Pulitzer Prizes as of 2003.

The Sun has an active bulletin board where posters discuss and debate issues. The bulletin board includes a National/International forum, a Local forum, a Sports forum, and an Open Mike forum. The bulletin board is http://www.baltimoresun2.com/talk/index.php.


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