OWNERSHIP, FUNDING AND STAFFING:
Examiner Media, a private company, is committed to transparency in its ownership structure and funding sources.
Founded in 2007 in Westchester County, New York, by local journalist Adam Stone, Examiner Media is a news organization covering Westchester and Putnam counties in New York’s southern Hudson Valley region. We publish four print community newspapers (The Examiner, The While Plains Examiner, The Northern Westchester Examiner, and The Putnam Examiner); a corresponding local news website (www.theexaminernews.com); a local news email newsletter; and a digital newsmagazine, Examiner+ on the Substack platform (Examiner+).
Stone remains the sole owner of the business.
We gather the news independent of commercial or political interests. We do not accept gifts, including paid travel, to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts. The editorial side of our news organization operates separately and independently from the business side, not guided by advertising considerations or other revenue considerations.
Examiner Media does not engage in “pay to play” stories. Throughout its history, almost all of the company’s revenue has been generated by advertising. In 2021, the company began generating subscription revenue through the Substack platform for its premium-content Examiner+ digital newsmagazine. The only bank loans the company ever received were through the PPP program following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since 2020, the company has won grants of varying sizes from Substack, Google, and Facebook, but that funding constitutes a nominal percentage of overall revenue.
Learn more about how we uphold journalistic values and integrity in our full Examiner Media Ethics Code: