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. And now, even as the print tradition continues, the company is embracing the notion that professionally-reported, fact-checked community news is not dead, no matter the delivery platform. In fact, real local journalism is alive and more popular that ever. The need to separate fact from fiction, by way of a reliable, trusted news outlet, is more vital than ever. And we’re here to deliver that local journalism to you in print, on our website, through our email newsletters, across our social media, and whatever new platforms emerge moving forward.
Since 2007, the company started three additional print 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 100,000 readers each week. By putting its motto of SMALL NEWS IS BIG NEWS into practice, the company has become the most trusted outlet for real local journalism in the region. Across an expansive coverage area in Westchester and Putnam counties, all four of the company’s newspapers have established themselves as leading news and advertising outlets, as has TheExaminerNews.com, our daily news website.
With a firm commitment to high-quality journalism, the company’s success proves that newspapers and community news can not only survive the new media landscape: they can also thrive.