Posts Tagged ‘Washington Examiner’

Stephen Smith Is Out at Washington Examiner

Stephen Smith, the top editor at the Washington Examiner, is leaving the publication after more than seven years. His last day will be Sept. 5. Hugo Gurdon, previously the editor of The Hill, is taking over the top slot. Smith writes by email that Gurdon originally came on as "editorial director," and Smith was to [...]

D.C. Woman Reportedly Scares Off Mugger by Saying She’s an NSA Intern

It's not a foolproof plan, but here's a creative, only-in-D.C. way to scare off a would-be mugger.
Apparently a 95-pound woman scared off a man who was trying to rob her around the Capitol Hill/Union Station area Monday evening by telling him that she was an intern for the National Security Agency and if he stole [...]

Examiner Crime Reporter Will Continue Chasing Fugitives on New Blog

Scott McCabe became a well-known name to local news consumers over his seven years on the Washington Examiner’s crime beat. Although the newspaper shuttered its weekday tabloid and local coverage last week, McCabe isn't quitting his regular beat coverage of fugitives, stupid crimes, and everyday lawlessness. Only now, he's blogging.
D.C. Crime Stories was going to stay [...]

So Long, Washington Examiner, and Thanks for the Insane Front Pages

Today, we say goodbye to the Washington Examiner as we know it. The conservative tabloid, a staple of D.C. sidewalks and Metro stations for more than eight years, will cease daily publication and relaunch as a weekly magazine. A redesigned Examiner website goes live on Monday, and the new print publication debuts on June [...]

District Line Daily: Post-Examiner

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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The Washington Examiner as we know it is ends today.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Metro operators run five [...]

District Line Daily: Beating on Metropolitan Branch Trail

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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A cyclist was beaten on the Metropolitan Branch Trail yesterday afternoon, but it's not clear why [...]

Washington Examiner Stops Controversial Home Delivery

When the Washington Examiner launched in D.C. in 2005, its most immediate impact was on lawns. The frequently unsolicited red-sleeved papers earned a probe from an Arlington county supervisor and complaints from readers. "I did not request it, and do not want it, at all, ever," one accidental subscribers wrote to the paper.
While the paper [...]

The Needle: Letters for Elephants

An Elephant Never Forgets a Letter: Washingtonian is running letters kids sent to elephants, and they're sweet. +3
Adios, Examiner: The end of the Washington Examiner as we've known it provokes a nice remembrance from the paper's Timothy Carney. +3

Washington Examiner Memo: New Weekly Paper to Target “Key Influencers”

A memo sent today to Washington Examiner staff offers a look at what the paper will become after laying off 87 people and ceasing daily publication this June. The new Examiner will be a website and weekly magazine focused on national politics.
"The website will engage visitors with web-only reporting and commentary throughout the day, [...]

Staffers Told Washington Examiner Will Cease Daily Publication

Today's layoffs at the Washington Examiner extend beyond the Local section. Staffers are being told that the paper will cease daily publication in June to become a weekly political magazine and website, according to two sources who attended a meeting about the change. Update: Read the memo about the change.
Many Examiner staffers were called into [...]

Reporter: Washington Examiner Closing Local Section

The Washington Examiner told reporters it is terminating its Local section at a meeting this morning, according to a tweet from Examiner transportation reporter Kytja Weir.
 
OK. So The DC Examiner is closing it's local section. That means I'm in the market for a job. Any leads welcome! Kytja AT hotmail DOT com
— kytja weir (@kytja) [...]

Washington Examiner Bags Its 50th Fugitive

The Washington Examiner likes helping law enforcement agencies catch fugitives so much, it joined Pinterest. But that solution hasn't been an effective as its lower-tech "Most Wanted" print column, which scored its 50th successful fugitive tip on Friday.
Scott McCabe, a crime reporter for the Examiner, says editors were originally just looking for another regular feature [...]

Did Harry Jaffe Ghostwrite Michelle Rhee’s Book?

Radical, the memoir by former D.C. Public Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, doesn't come out until February, but it's already received its first negative review. My colleague Alan Suderman, working from an advanced copy, slammed the book for everything from Rhee's lack of self-reflection to her cartoonish description of Marion Barry.
Rhee might not be the only [...]

Informer Was Outbid for Disputed Contract

The latest development in the saga of whether the Washington Informer was unfairly cut out of a city contract offers a look at how the city's newspapers compete for government ad buys.
This news comes from an affidavit filed by Joseph Giddis, the director of the city's Office of Contracts, in the Informer's contract appeal. The [...]

Washington Examiner Can’t Keep Its Chavouses Straight

Former Ward 7 Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous (above, left) and son Kevin B. Chavous (above, right) have never achieved the dynastic success of Washington's Harry Thomases or Marshall and Kwame Brown. If that weren't embarrassing enough, though, as of today's Washington Examiner, they've become indistinguishable from one another.
The Examiner's Jonetta Rose Barras wrote her column [...]

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