Examiner.com buys NowPublic

Vancouver-based citizen news site NowPublic.com has been sold to Philip Anschutz’s Examiner.com, a chain of more than 100 local newssites were citizens are responsible for the majority of the news. The Examiner also operates free dailies in San Francisco and Washington.

Philip Anschutz’s Clarity Media Group is reported to have paid around $25 million for NowPublic that was launched in 2005. (NewsLab.ca)

Vancouver also has two free dailies of their own: Metro and 24 hours.

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