Washington Examiner lays off employees, changes focus

Business Wire | Washington City Paper
The Washington Examiner will become a “digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on political thought leadership” according to a press release.

The release includes some unusual language for those employees:

The employees being laid off should be proud of their achievements in creating The Washington Examiner, and Clarity is grateful for the role they have played in giving the Examiner the strong presence it has in Washington.

The new publication will launch on June 17, giving the laid-off employees three months to feel that pride. “Many of the business and editorial positions needed to publish a local daily newspaper are not required,” McKibben says.

Examiner Editor Stephen G. Smith, Executive Editor Mark Tapscott and Managing Editor of Digital Jennifer Peebles will stay, the release says. Twenty new positions will be hired.

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