Former San Francisco Examiner Photo Editor Chris Gulker

Former San Francisco Examiner photo editor Chris Gulker died WednesdayOctober 27th. 2010 at his home in Menlo Park of brain cancer. He was 59.
Former San Francisco Examiner photo editor Chris Gulker died WednesdayOctober 27th. 2010 at his home in Menlo Park of brain cancer. He was 59.

In 1989, Chris joined the San Francisco Examiner as picture editor and then as director of media development.
His Wikipedia entry explains his contribution to the Examiner, “Turning the Examiner into a ‘digital laboratory,’ he converted the newspaper from black and white to color by implementing a production system of his own design that used MacIntoshes to do color separations and made The Examiner the first major American daily to switch to full-color production using desktop technology.
“In 1994, Gulker’s editorial workflow system, dubbed the ‘virtual newsroom,’ was demonstrated at both Seybold shows and supported the creation of ‘a real Internet newspaper that used the Net throughout the process from story and photo solicitation to delivery.’ The system provided the publishing infrastructure for The Gate, the online newspaper jointly operated by the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle…” Continue reading “Former San Francisco Examiner Photo Editor Chris Gulker”