About Us

Examiner MediaExaminer 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.

Please visit the Examiner Media Best Practices for more information on our journalistic practices and policies.

Including: Ethics Policy, Corrections Policy, Ownership, Mission Statement, Fact-Checking Policy, Actionable Feedback, Privacy Policy, Newsroom Contacts, and Editor & Journalist Biographies.

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A Hudson Valley newspaper turns to Substack, Meta to expand digitally – Columbia Journalism Review (Feb. 22, 2022)

30 Newsrooms Join US Reader Revenue Accelerators – Meta Journalism Project (Nov. 17, 2021)

Cracking reader revenue with Adam Stone, Examiner+ | A Newsletter Crew Blog by Esmé Ara’resa (Nov. 19, 2021)

After pandemic layoffs, a local news company seeks subscribers on Substack. (NY Times Oct. 5, 2021)

Examiner Media launches paid local newsletter on Substack (Local Media Assoc. Oct. 12, 2021)

The Examiner Media Comeback and the Resilience of Local News

Small Town Newspaper Publisher Overwhelmed By Local Support

Local Media Association: Engaging fundraising: How The Examiner garnered $15,000+ in donations via COVID-19 Local News Fund

9 Questions for The Examiner News Publisher & Founder Adam Stone in Pleasantville – Part 1 – Parkbench

9 Questions for The Examiner News Publisher & Founder Adam Stone in Pleasantville – Part 2 – Parkbench

Examiner Publisher Named to The Westchester Watch List

914 INC. – Westchester Magazine profile on Publisher Adam Stone

Publishing Company Launches Fourth Newspaper in Four Years – Editor & Publisher magazine

Examiner Media’s publisher honored by Editor & Publisher magazine

Publisher with a vision and a sense of humor — Inside Chappaqua

New Weekly Makes News and Waves – The New York Times

Examiner Media Editor Named Wunderkind by Westchester Magazine’s 914INC.

Examiner Media Celebrates 10 Years – Pleasantville Daily Voice

Examiner Media Celebrates a Decade in the Newspaper Business | PDF version