Mount Kisco, New York, United States • Founded in 2007 • Trust Project news partner since
The Examiner News publishes news in Westchester and Putnam counties in New York.
Its parent company, Examiner Media, was launched in 2007 as part of an effort by a group of local award-winning newspaper journalists aiming to dispel the notion that “print is dead.” The company is embracing the notion that professionally reported, fact-checked community news is not dead on any delivery platform. It publishes the Examiner, the Putnam Examiner, the Northern Westchester Examiner and the White Plains Examiner, a local news website and a bonus content newsletter.
Examiner Media strives to deliver its audience factual, important, contextualized news and information, as well as human interest stories and features that help forge a greater sense of community.
The publication’s staff of reporters and editors live and work locally, and therefore focus their coverage on localized government, elections, sports, crime, education, events, business, deaths, births and other issues that make a community tick.
The publication's journalists are expected to act with honesty, transparency and independence, and avoid conflicts, or even the appearance of conflicts, of interests. Examiner News follows the Ethics Code produced by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Examiner Media is an independent, privately held organization, founded and owned by Adam Stone. The majority of its funding is generated through advertising, though the editorial side of the business is completely separate from advertising measures. In 2021, the company introduced subscription plans for its audience and has additionally received grants from other organizations that have contributed to its overall funds in nominal amounts.
The publication commits to reporting on stories and producing content that embraces and conveys the true diversity of its coverage area. The publication aims to reflect and account for race (ethnicity), class, generation, gender and geography in its reporting to create better, more nuanced stories and a better-informed community.
Examiner Media commits to telling readers when an error has been made, its magnitude, and the correct information as quickly as possible. Once a correction request is received, the editorial team will conduct a review of the disputed facts and attempt to substantiate the story as reported with firsthand sources to determine if a correction is warranted.
If an error is made in the print edition, the correction will appear in print and digital editions. Digital-only mistakes are corrected online only.
With digital content, stories are updated with the corrected information at the bottom of the article as soon as the error has been verified.
Examiner Media does not generally use anonymous sources. It will permit a reporter to use an anonymous or unattributed source(s) if doing so was the only way to publish vitally important information. The reporter will still need permission from the editor before doing so. If such authorization is granted, the reporter is required to characterize the source in the story to establish the nature of the source’s authority/expertise and convey the reason anonymity was the last, best option.
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