Anschutz-owned Examiner closing in
The Associated Press
Friday, January 30, 2009
BALTIMORE — Less than three years after
its launch as the city's second daily newspaper, The Baltimore
Examiner is shutting down, a victim of slower-than-expected ad
sales. Employees of the free tabloid were informed
The Examiner will publish its last issue Feb. 15. About 90
people will lose their jobs, said Jim Monaghan, a spokesman for
Clarity Media Group, the paper's Denver-based parent company.
"We had good people there. We thought we had a good
paper," Monaghan said. "It's a disappointment."
Clarity, owned by
billionaire Philip Anschutz, also publishes Examiner papers in
Francisco, along with
online Examiners in 60 markets, including
Post staff writer Aldo Svaldi contributed to this report.