The Examiner (Missouri)

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The Examiner
Type Daily
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) GateHouse Media
Publisher Julie Moreno
Editor Sheila Davis
Founded February 19, 1898 (1898-02-19), as The Jackson Examiner[1]
Headquarters 410 South Liberty Street, Independence, Missouri, United States
OCLC number 28205230

The Examiner is the daily newspaper of eastern Jackson County, Missouri, including Independence, Blue Springs and Grain Valley.

The Examiner was first published as a weekly newspaper in 1898 by Col. William Southern. The daily edition began publication as The Independence Examiner May 16, 1905.[2] The official Examiner website was launched in 1998 and is updated daily.

The newspaper significantly expanded its audience in 2001 when it launched two monthly publications, SportsMonthly and The X/Entertainment Magazine. The monthly publications were run by Brendel and John Beaudoin, the newspaper's Specialty Publications Director. Beaudoin left in July 2006 after 10 years at the newspaper to become the publisher of the Logan Herald-Observer and Woodbine Twiner in Harrison County, Iowa. The Examiner launched Welcome Home - a real estate guide - in 2007 and redesigned the newspaper that year.

The paper was formerly owned by Stauffer Communications, which was acquired by Morris Communications in 1994.[3] Morris sold the paper, along with thirteen others, to GateHouse Media in 2007.[4]

Audrey Stubbart, an American centenarian, worked for The Examiner until the age of 105, becoming the oldest verified full-time employee ever in the United States.


Examiner [Independence], 27 June 2006: 4A.

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