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'Small News Is Big News': Examiner Media Celebrates a Decade in the Newspaper Business

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Small News Is Big News': Examiner Media Celebrates a Decade in the Newspaper Business

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In August 2007, Adam Stone found himself yearning for the camaraderie he once felt working as a reporter for a community newspaper. At the same time, he also noticed a need. With the closure of his town's longtime weekly paper, and several journalism friends in search of a job, Stone decided to launch The Examiner the following month.

Ten years later, it's safe to say he made the right choice.

"Because we were able to weather some serious storms, including the Great Recession nine years ago, the notion of the company reaching its tenth birthday and beyond did seem like a realistic way to envision its future," Stone said. "The decade has, of course, been marked by countless challenges and hurdles to clear but navigating those situations is what running a business is all about. I enjoy the chess-like nature of the publishing game."

Currently, the company freely distributes 25,000 copies of its four weekly Examiner publications in the cities and towns of Putnam and Westchester counties in New York. A special anniversary section was inserted into all four Sept. 12 editions of the Examiner and featured reflective columns from Stone and editor Martin Wilbur, as well as a photo collage of their most memorable front and back pages.

Though Examiner Media maintains a digital presence on social media and a website (theexaminernews.com), the print newspaper continues to connect strongly with its readers. For Stone, who assists with distribution of the paper, the power of print is something he often witnesses firsthand while restocking copies at the local diner every day. …

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