Washington Examiner goes weekly

washington_examninerAfter the closure of the Baltimore Examiner (2009), the sale of The San Francisco Examiner (2011) the curtain also falls for the Washington edition of Philip Anschutz’s free daily.

The Washington edition will shift its “business model from daily newspaper to political site and weekly print magazine” on June 15.

The Washington edition was launched in February 2005, two years earlier the San Francisco Examiner was converted from a paid to a free newspaper.

The Examiner brand is now mainly visible as the chain local news websites of the Philip Anschutz media conglomerate, the Clarity Media Group.

87 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the move to weekly according to the Greenfield Reporter.

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