11 Facts About Baltimore Sun


Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the U S state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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From 1947 to 1986, The Baltimore Sun was the owner and founder of Maryland's first television station, WMAR-TV, which was a longtime affiliate of CBS until 1981, when it switched to NBC.

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Baltimore Sun is the flagship of the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which produces the b free daily newspaper and more than 30 other Baltimore metropolitan-area community newspapers, magazines and Web sites.

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In February, 2022, the editorial board of The Baltimore Sun published a lengthy apology for its racism over its 185–year history, including specific offenses such as accepting classified ads for selling enslaved people and publishing editorials that promoted racial segregation and disenfranchisement of Black voters.

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The Evening Sun was first published in 1910 under the leadership of Charles H Grasty, former owner of the Evening News, and a firm believer in the evening circulation.

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In 1885, The Baltimore Sun constructed a building for its Washington Bureau at 1317 F Street, NW.

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Baltimore Sun was featured in the American crime drama television series The Wire in 2008, which was created by former Sun reporter David Simon.

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One storyline involves a troubled Baltimore Sun reporter named Scott Templeton, and his escalating tendency to sensationalize and falsify stories.

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The Wire portrays the managing editors of the Baltimore Sun as turning a blind eye to the protests of a concerned line editor, in the managing editors' zeal to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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In September 2008, The Baltimore Sun became the newspaper partner of station WJZ-TV, owned and operated by CBS; the partnership involves sharing content and story leads, and teaming up on stories.

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The Baltimore Sun promotes WJZ's stories and weather team on its pages.

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