Washington Examiner Ends Daily Publication, Shifts to Weekly

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 03:48 PM

By Kenneth Hanner

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Washington Examiner announced on Tuesday that it will cease publication of its daily print edition in favor of a weekly magazine format, with an added emphasis on its digital operations.

Staffers were informed of the changes at a meeting on Tuesday morning. The Washington City Paper reported that 87 employees were laid off, with most of the editorial cuts coming from the local, sports, and entertainment desks.

Twenty new positions will be created by the time the new products are rolled out in June, with beefed up political and national news coverage. The new print weekly will be delivered to 45,000 decision makers throughout Washington, D.C., and in state capitals, the paper announced.

“Many of the business and editorial positions needed to publish a local daily newspaper are not required as we move to focus on national and political coverage,” Ryan McKibben, the president of parent-company Clarity Media Group, said in a statement.

The Examiner began publication of the free daily paper in 2005 after Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz purchased a chain of suburban Washington papers. Clarity, part of Anschutz’ vast financial empire, also owns The Weekly Stand and Red Alert Politics.

It has been a tough couple of months for Washington-based news publications. The Washington Times announced staff cutbacks and ended its aggregating website, Times247, in January. Human Events last month ceased its weekly print edition, which had been published since 1944, and fired most of its staff. The Washington Post recently announced a quarterly loss of $45.4 million and said it will be instituting a “pay wall” for its website to make up for lost advertising revenue.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Prosecutor: Some Witnesses Were 'Not Telling the Truth'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:48 PM

Some witnesses who appeared before the grand jury investigating the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown were " . . .

Judge Dismisses Suit on Oklahoma Execution Access

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:40 PM

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Ok . . .

GOP Lawmakers Write Obama on Power Plant Pollution Regulations

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:06 PM

Ninety-six Republican lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to drop the Environmental Protection  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved