DENVER, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online content provider Examiner.com has announced the formation of an Editorial Advisory Board, consisting of media leaders and educators with distinguished careers in online, mobile, television, newspaper and magazine journalism.
The Board will meet quarterly to discuss the evolving state of mass communication and will advise Examiner.com on editorial policy, and its efforts to enhance the quality of content, contributor training and development, deployment of Examiners on critical issues, partnership opportunities and the best uses of technology to serve the news and information needs of communities in the 21st Century. One of the first duties of the Board was to review a white paper by Mitch Gelman, VP of Quality for Examiner.com, on how to identify and maintain high quality online content from multiple contributors. Portions of the paper were presented April 2 at the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, TX and full version is available here.
"The appointment of the Board is a great commitment to the further evolution of the quality of our content," said Gelman. "Examiner has assembled this esteemed group of journalists to guide us as we continue to provide local influencers the opportunity to share news and information at the highest levels possible."
Members of the board include:
- Jim Brady, Journal Register, former executive editor of WashingtonPost.com
- Lou Heldman, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Wichita State University
- Art Howe, Executive Chairman, Verve Wireless
- Geneva Overholser, Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism
- Steve Robinson, former managing editor, CNN Investigative Unit, Sports Illustrated
- Jose Zamora, Journalism Associate, Knight Foundation
"We take great pride in the value and growth of our contributors," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "We want to ensure our 25 million monthly readers continue to have access to well-researched, interesting and credible content that is relevant and engaging to cities in which they live. The appointment of the board underscores our commitment to providing the best possible platform and training for our 70,000 contributors to continue to create this high-caliber content."
Examiner.com increased to the 72nd largest domain in the US in February according to comScore, and is coming off its most successful month to date, measuring 25.8 million unique visitors according to Omniture.
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Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 244 markets across North America and is the insider source for local. Examiner.com feeds the passion the local community has for its favorite interests, activities and establishments by connecting them with credible and informed contributors who write and share information with the passion and insights only a local insider can provide. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company with a broad array of assets in print and digital media, live sports and entertainment, hospitality, film production and exhibition and wind energy development.