Examiner.com to Shut Down After 8 Years

Philip Anschutz will shutter his contributor-driven local news site “on or around July 10”

Last Updated: July 8, 2016 @ 11:37 AM

Local news site Examiner.com has shuttered operations and will go offline within the week.

The contributor-driven site, backed by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz and the Anschutz Entertainment Group, stopped publishing new stories at the beginning of the month. Owners will pull it down on July 10, according to the Denver Post.

“The media landscape and media consumption, it’s transformed dramatically,” said Justin Jimenez, AXS.com spokesman and previous senior director of content marketing at Examiner.com. “It wasn’t an easy decision. The Examiner.com experience has been a very positive one.”

Originally a part of AEG’s Clarity Media Group, which also owns the San Francisco Examiner and the Weekly Standard, Examiner was bought by AEG’s digital ticketing offshoot AXS in 2014.

The shuttering of Examiner comes as the company shifts its focus to original live entertainment content on AXS.com. Examiner contributors with relevant experience have been invited to stay on at AXS, and all of the money they’ve earned will be paid. However, the Examiner site will be pulled down, and contributors have been warned to preserve their work independently.

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