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5 Journos, 5 Views of Unnamed Sources - Posted October 4, 2013
In continuing with our series on examining different issues in journalism by picking the brains of Washington journalists (or those who work for D.C. news outlets), we have... [PRNewser]

Washington Examiner Hires Guy With Hard to Spell Name - Posted August 15, 2013
In what is by far an infinitely harder name to spell by heart than BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski and even CNN's George Stroumboulopoulos, th... [PRNewser]

Goodbye Examiner's Yeas & Nays - Posted June 4, 2013
The long goodbye is over. Come next week, one of Washington's "gossip" columns, "Yeas & Nays," will be no more. The Sound of Music soundtrack -- a song sung by the ... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted May 16, 2013
That Washington Examiner columnist and former Editorial Page Editor David Freddoso will soon leave the publication and head out west. He didn't answer an email request for comment about it and is generally keeping his plans close to the vest. We asked Editor Stephen Smith for comment. UPDATE ... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roll Call's Drucker to Washington Examiner - Posted May 7, 2013
CQ Roll Call's David Drucker is making the leap and leaving for a job as Senior Congressional Correspondent at the Washington Examiner, which will soon be a political online news outlet with a weekly print magazine. It's no ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Explodes into New Pub - Posted March 19, 2013
This just in... Clarity Media Group has announced that Washington Examiner will become a digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on "political thought leadership," according to a release. The new product, set to launch June 17, will offer news, analysis, investigative reporting and commentary on issues affect... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Folds Print Edition, Reportedly Lays off 30 - Posted March 19, 2013
The Washington Examiner newsroom has been in intense meetings all morning. The long and short of it? They're largely shutting down their print edition, closing down their local section and moving to a once a week political magazine. They will hold onto their online presence. Noteworthy: The Yeas & Nays gossip... [FishbowlDC]

On BuzzFeed, Boogers and Ethics - Posted February 14, 2013
Writing a story about someone else's booger feature is no easy task. On some email requests I put a simple, bland, "request for comment." On others, I went for shock value: "BuzzFeed's booger post." It wasn't plotted. I imagined some might find it funnier than others. On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed's ... [PRNewser]

Washington Examiner Adds Gossip Columnist - Posted January 15, 2013
Washington Examiner's Nikki Schwab is now on her third gossip partner in the two years since Tara Palmeri left for the New York Post. First there was ... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Gossip Writer Flees Less Than a Year In - Posted November 28, 2012
The co-writer of Washington Examiner's Yeas and Nays gossip column Jenny Rogers is heading over to Washington City Paper as its Assistant Managing Editor. WCP tweeted the news last night. Rogers' move comes after ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner's Peebles Gets Promoted - Posted November 20, 2012
A congratulations to the Washington Examiner's resident hustler Jennifer Peebles, who has been promoted to Managing Editor, Digital. She works fast. She just came to the publication in April. Claim to fame: Sh... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Drags Feet on Correction - Posted October 15, 2012
Last week, Washington Examiner gossip scribe Nikki Schwab was on the receiving end of a public spanking from Chef Anthony Bourdain after ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Media Mysteries - Posted July 31, 2012
Noticeably absent from today's Washington Examiner is Paul Bedard's Washington Secret's column. Where could he have gone? We checked his Twitter profile for a clue--nothing. Bedard hasn't tweeted since Friday. We started to wo... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Gossip Columnist Calls Local Pap 'Rotund' - Posted June 21, 2012
It's time to break out the ice thermometer to gauge how chilly things are with the Washington Examiner's gossip columnist Nikki Schwab. You'll remember ... [FishbowlDC]

Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks - Posted June 20, 2012
Yeas & Nays, the Washington Examiner's gossip column, reports today that they "hear" rapper Drake "stopped by Sprinkles cupcakes in Georgetown on Tuesday but went unnoticed by staff." That's odd. ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Hires A Lethal Writer - Posted June 14, 2012
The Washington Examiner has hired Sean Higgens away from Investor's Business Daily as an editorial writer. Watch out, Higgens may be "mild mannered" but he knows Krav Maga, an Israeli military defense technique. So if you disagree wi... [PRNewser]

Washington Examiner Hires A Lethal Writer - Posted June 14, 2012
The Washington Examiner has hired Sean Higgens away from Investor's Business Daily as an editorial writer. Watch out, Higgens may be "mild mannered" but he knows Krav Maga, an Israeli military defense technique. So if you disagree wi... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Pushes New Columnist - Posted March 15, 2012
Contrary to what this photo suggests, the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard is not in prison, so don't try to "free" him. But when we passed this Examiner news rack at the corner of 17th and Corcoran, we wondered if a promise of ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Bids Farewell to Editorial Cartoonist - Posted March 9, 2012
The Washington Examiner is losing its editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler, who is leaving Washington to go to work for his hometown newspaper, The Columbus Dispatch. T... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Hires Cinderella - Posted January 27, 2012
Well that was fast. Last week the Washington Examiner announced the departure of Yeas & Nays columnist Katy Adams. Yesterday they announced the hire of ... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Loses Gossip Columnist, WaPo Mobile Gains a Designer - Posted January 18, 2012
After about a year and a half at The Washington Examiner Katy Adams is calling it quits. She joined the newspaper in August of 2010 as a writer for its "Yeas and Nays" gossip column. Before that she worked as a producer at Fox 5... [FishbowlDC]

Duck..Duck..Paul Bedard to the Examiner - Posted January 13, 2012
The goose is cooked. In a move that should surprise no one, U.S. News & World Report's Paul Bedard is going to work for the Washington Examiner. For one thing, Bedard has loved showering praise on the publicat... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Drudge Day! - Posted October 27, 2011
Don't be surprised if you can't reach your contacts at the DC Examiner today. We suspect that Stephen Smith and most of his staff have chosen to celebrate this most sacred of holidays at home with close friends and family. It is after all... [FishbowlDC]

It's Splitsville for Kevin Glass and Examiner - Posted October 11, 2011
Kevin Glass and the Washington Examiner broke up last week. He says it was amicable. "I did leave the Examiner last week," Glass said in ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Hires Townhall's Managing Editor Kevin Glass for Newly Created Post - Posted July 6, 2011
The Washington Examiner is bringing Kevin Glass, managing editor of the conservative website, on board as its online Asst. Managing Editor. This should do nothing to quell the loud murmurings that the Examiner's news c... [FishbowlDC]

NYT's Bai to D.C. Examiner: Get Off My Doorstep! - Posted June 16, 2011
This is war. NYT Magazine political writer Matt Bai is at odds with the Washington Examiner. Or more specifically, with the publication's Circulation Department, which refuses to take no for an answer. Call this a... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Won't Give up Pretense of Not Being Conservative - Posted June 2, 2011
Fox News and the Washington Examiner are teaming up to co-sponsor an August 11 debate in Iowa. Interesting. The Examiner can spend X amount of money to co-sponsor a presidential debate but they can't hire a White House reporter with experience who can actu... [FishbowlDC]

Is D.C. Getting Trashed by Washington Examiner? - Posted May 20, 2011
A Washington, D.C. resident on the Adams Morgan Listserv named "Sidney" is hopping mad about his view that the Washington Examiner is trashing up the neighborhood. The "DC Examiner Littering our Residential Streets - Again," he writes. "Is there anything that can be done to sanction the DC Examiner newspape... [FishbowlDC]

TWT and Washington Examiner: Same Diff? - Posted May 16, 2011
Human Events has written a peculiar invitation for an event this week. They write: "Next week, please join Jason Mattera, Human Events editor, and Washington Times Examiner reporter and ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Promotes And Shuffles - Posted March 11, 2011
With the lost of their sports editor this week, the Washington Examiner is shuffling people around and doling out promotions. One of whom is Jeff Tomik, who shifts from Assistant Sports Editor to Sports Editor. He started at the publication in 2007 as a page designer. Scott Silverstein, who joined the... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Has Internal Drudge Brag Sheet - Posted March 9, 2011
The Washington Examiner's newsroom takes part in an interesting weekly ritual. Since at least 2007, reporters and editors have kept a internal brag sheet of Drudge hits that regularly gets sent to management, FishbowlDC has learned. In the report, it is noted which reporters got Drudge hits and how many. Reporters ... [PRNewser]

Washington Examiner Cozies Up To Drudge - Posted March 9, 2011
A news organization buying ads on Drudge? That seems to walk a delicate journalism line. Ads can run $29,000 a week. A curious business decision considering recent reports about the Examiner diminishing their White House beat formerly occupied by Julie Mason, an experienced journalist who now covers th... [FishbowlDC]

James Irwin Exits Examiner for Alma Mater - Posted March 7, 2011
The Washington Examiner's Editor Stephen Smith announces today "with real regret" the departure of Sports Editor James Irwin. Irwing's leaving the publication to become assistant director of the Alumni Assoc. at James Madison University, which is his alma mater. Best wishes to Irwin. See Smith's words of praise... ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview with The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta - Posted March 4, 2011
Say hello to The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta. By fa... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Loses 'Ace' to Politico - Posted February 2, 2011
The Washington Examiner is losing White House correspondent Julie Mason to Politico. She'll be a full-time White House blogger for Politico. ... [FishbowlDC]

Whoops: DCRTV Lifts Another Story - Posted January 28, 2011
Old habits die hard. DCRTV's Dave Hughes must have had an awful case of deja vu Thursday because he did something he does often - he lifted a story and quotes that weren't his. Hughes is by far the most egregious rip off artist in the D.C. blogos... [PRNewser]

Examiner Editor Responds to Snowstorm: 'A Deadline Issue' - Posted January 27, 2011
Washington Examiner Editor Stephen Smith responds to our questions about why the paper largely missed the snowstorm today with this thorough reply: He wrote to FishbowlDC: "You're right -- it was a deadline issue. Thursday is a big day for us, with a p... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Totally Ignores Snowstorm - Posted January 27, 2011
While most front pages in the region were crawling with snowy paradise pictures today, one wasn't. That would be The Washington Examiner. This was their front page today. TWT had "Weather Outside is Frightful" for a headline while WaPo's was fittingly "Thundersnow rumbles across area." We've put in request for comment from... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Cartoonist Exposed (For a Good Reason...) - Posted December 23, 2010
Washington Examiner's award-winning cartoonist Nate Beeler is getting exposed -- as in, his exposure is getting raised. U.S. News & World Report "Washington Whispers" Columnist ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner: One Promoted, One Leaving, Another Returns From India - Posted December 22, 2010
In a simple, straightforward memo to staff late Tuesday, Washington Examiner Stephen Smith announces the news of one promoted reporter, one departing reporter and the return of another. ... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner's Smith Welcomes Pappas to 'Merry Band' - Posted December 17, 2010
This just in from Washington Examiner Editor-in-Chief Stephen Smith. He said (we think in jest), "I had to wait for you folks to break the news to make it official." Thank you, Stephen. We do appreciate that. -- Sincerely, FishbowlDC Management Subject: New staffer I'm pleased to announce that Alex Pappas, who ha... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 6, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Score: Washington Examiner's gossip maven Nikki Schwab wins a new red Nikon Coolpix camera at the office holiday party in a raffle. Twenty plus prizes, including an... [FishbowlDC]

Leonsis Bothered by Examiner's Yays & Nays - Posted October 21, 2010
TBD's Samuel Chamberlain went after the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays duo this afternoon for ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Accuses Examiner Politics of Being 'Snooze-worthy' - Posted September 29, 2010
In a post on Slate this morning, Dave Weigel goes after the Washington Examiner for its "horse race" political columns. He says they're getting "snooze-worthy." We... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Hires New Asst. Managing Editor - Posted September 14, 2010
In an internal memo sent to staff today, Washington Examiner Editor Stephen Smith announces the hire of Bob Kemper as an assistant managing editor. He's a former Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Chicago Tribune. For the past few years he has been a contributing writer t... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Gets a New Sports Columnist - Posted September 9, 2010
The Washington Examiner has hired Thom Loverro as a new sports columnist. Most recently he worked at TWT, until the paper discontinued its sports section. He joins the Washington Examiner as a thrice weekly columnist and regular blogger. He will still ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Does Fox News PR Favor? (It's Not Hard to Tell...) - Posted September 3, 2010
It's no secret amongst Washington reporters that Fox News PR has a Black List. It includes reporters, editors and pundits, and just about anyon... [FishbowlDC]

Hellos & Goodbyes at Examiner's Yeas & Nays - Posted September 25, 2009
We knew changes were coming at the Examiner's Yeas & Nays column and today, it's official. Co-founding editor Jeff Dufour is moving on to Urban Daddy- he'll actually be launching the nightlife website's Washington edition. His former partner Kiki Ryan moved to Politico's Click this week, leaving both positions... [FishbowlDC]

Barone to Wash Examiner as Senior Political Analyst - Posted April 6, 2009
Political commentator Michael Barone adds senior political analyst to his resume today. He joins the Washington Examiner with Byron York and Chris Stirewalt, where he will have a twice-weekly column on the paper's new politics page. "Byron, C... [FishbowlDC]