Examiner Media was launched in 2007 as part of an effort by a group of local award-winning newspaper journalists to dispel the notion that “print is dead.” With that goal in mind The Examiner was born on Sept. 11 of 2007.
Since then the company has started three additional publications, The Putnam Examiner, The Northern Westchester Examiner and The White Plains Examiner. Examiner Media quickly grew from publishing a single newspaper circulating 2,000 copies a week into a chain of four weeklies distributing more than 25,000 copies every Tuesday, reaching approximately 60,000 readers each week. By putting its motto of SMALL NEWS IS BIG NEWS into practice, the company has become one of the fastest growing media outlets in the region. Across its expansive coverage area in Westchester and Putnam counties, all four of the company’s newspapers have established themselves as leading news and advertising outlets.
The company has also tapped into the power of social media to complement its print coverage. Not long after its debut @examinerstone — the company’s Twitter account — became one of the most widely read feeds in the Hudson Valley. Examiner Media has also made TheExaminerNews.com an online destination location for local news readers.
With a firm commitment to high-quality journalism, the company’s success proves that newspapers can not only survive the new media landscape: they can also thrive.