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'Examiner' in 3 Cities Will Cut Back to Twice A Week Frequency

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Examiner' in 3 Cities Will Cut Back to Twice A Week Frequency

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A tabloid daily delivered for free in Baltimore, Washington and San Francisco by Denver-based Clarity Media Group will now arrive on customers' doorsteps only on Thursdays and Sundays.

Clarity Media says it is increasing the number of Examiner newspapers available at newspaper racks and vendors in those markets while ending six-day-a-week home delivery. It also is moving its weekend Saturday edition to Sunday.

Clarity Media, a private company owned by billionaire investor Philip Anschutz, says it is beefing up its Web site in the three newspaper markets and turning examiner.com into an aggregator of news.

Company CEO Ryan McKibben said the moves are in response to advertiser and reader wishes while allowing the company to "protect the core of what we do and that is gathering news and information."

Newspaper circulation has been declining in recent years as more readers turn to digital media, including the Internet, forcing many newspaper companies to cut its staff.

"It's no secret that this is a very difficult period for our industry. …

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