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Washington Examiner Explodes into New Pub

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 affecting national legislation and policy across a number of key areas. The target readership for the print weekly will be 45,000 government, public affairs, advocacy, academia and political professionals in Washington and state capitals.

The company also announced it has named Lou Ann Sabatier, a long-time executive and consultant in the publishing industry, CEO of Clarity’s Washington Group, a Denver-based company, which, in addition to The Washington Examiner, includes The Weekly Standard and the website Red Alert Politics. Editor Stephen Smithwill remain in his post, as will Executive Editor Mark Tapscott, and Managing Editor of Digital Jennifer Peebles. Several other executives on the business side will remain to lead the effort. In addition, 20 positions will be created for the new digital platform and weekly publication.

“I am pleased to be part of the new direction that we are charting for The Washington Examiner and look forward to overseeing a stellar group of journalists who will cover the Washington political scene in a unique way,” said Smith in the release.

The Spin…“We have accomplished a great deal over the past seven years, as we built The Washington Examiner into a credible and respected brand in a very competitive market. The strong foundation we established with the website and daily newspaper presents us with the opportunity to shift our focus and meet a pressing need in the political content marketplace,” said Ryan McKibben, president of Clarity Media Group.

“As a result of research and analysis conducted over the past year, we have determined that there is an opportunity to bring our style of investigative journalism and keen analysis and commentary to covering national government and politics. The re-positioned Washington Examiner will meet that demand.”

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Weekly Standard Sold To Clarity Media Group, Examiner‘s Owner

In a move that was speculated about on this blog and others, Clarity Media Group, which also owns the Washington Examiner, has officially aquired The Weekly Standard.

This move was announced in a press release today by Clarity Media Group CEO Ryan McKibben. Weekly Standard editor William Kristol issued the following statement:

“I want to express my personal gratitude, and that of my colleagues, to Rupert Murdoch. His generous support and (if I may use the term) liberal disposition have made whatever we’ve accomplished possible.

We at the Weekly Standard are truly pleased to be joining forces with Clarity Media Group. We’re very much looking forward to working with them to produce an even better magazine with a stronger web presence and even larger readership. First-rate owners are hard to come by. We’ve had one. We’re getting another.”

McKibben also said: “We have the highest regard for the editors and staff of The Weekly Standard, particularly founder William Kristol and executive editor Fred Barnes. The Weekly Standard’s content deals with the most critical public policy issues of our time, in an intelligent and compelling way.”

>>UPDATE: FBDC also hears McKibben visited the Weekly Standard‘s office today.

Examiner.com Appoints Veteran AOL Executive As CEO

From the release:

    Clarity Media Group CEO Ryan McKibben today announced expansion of Clarity Digital Group’s capabilities with the appointment of Internet veteran Michael S. Sherrod as its new President and CEO; together with the retention of the “father” of examiner.com – David Schafer - in the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). …

    “We very pleased to have landed Michael Sherrod as our new President and CEO. Michael brings top-level, Internet business experience to Clarity; having for nine years, held a number of senior positions in the AOL organization; and most recently as a vice president for The Generations Network and Publisher and General Manager of industry leader – Ancestry Publishing.”