Examiner.com Posts One Millionth Article and Celebrates Two Years

Milestones Signify Strength in Number of Contributors to Local News and Information Site

Apr 29, 2010, 16:51 ET from Examiner.com

DENVER, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the insider source for local, recently surpassed one million published Examiner articles and celebrated their second anniversary. Additionally, to support its phenomenal growth, the company is improving its infrastructure by migrating to the Drupal 7 platform.

With over 33,000 content contributors, known as Examiners, Examiner.com has enjoyed some of the fastest year-over-year growth of any online media company. Examiner.com attributes much of its success to its model of community-driven content – a model that complements localized news and information sharing with a deep network of contributors, known as Examiners.

Launched in April of 2008, Examiner.com is powered by Examiners, people who are passionate, subject-matter experts. Examiners deliver thousands of articles to more than 18,000,000 readers each month across 240 markets throughout the United States and Canada.

"With more than 33,000 Examiners contributing original content on a daily basis, our readers can easily access information about a specific topic within their market. Our ability to provide relevant and useful information by hundreds of locally-based subject matter experts is what differentiates us in the space," said Suzie Austin, Senior Vice President of Content and Marketing for Examiner.com. "We are excited to hit such a huge milestone, especially after only two years."

Examiners are passionate local insiders who offer a range of viewpoints on locally-relevant topics. All Examiners are vetted to ensure they are qualified to share their insights and are truly passionate and knowledgeable about their selected subject. With plans to hit 85,000 Examiners by the end of 2010, Examiner.com is actively recruiting individuals who are passionate about their interests and excited to share their areas of expertise.

Examiner.com carefully vets each of its Examiners and provides them an optimized home on the Web, with access to publishing tools, Web training through Examiner University, and a live help desk. If you have what it takes, this rapidly-growing Web site is currently recruiting within each of its editions. Topics range from Entertainment to Parenting, Transportation, Recreation, Health, and local Neighborhoods coverage.

More information on becoming an Examiner is available at Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/about_examiner/?CID=pr_2yrs).

About Examiner.com: Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 240 markets across North America and is the insider source for everything 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; wind energy development and transmission; as well as ranching and oil/gas exploration. For more information, visit Examiner.com.

SOURCE Examiner.com