An Artifice of Integrity: The Death of Examiner.com

An Artifice of Integrity: The Death of Examiner.com

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What once was one of the Internet’s most promising up-and-coming properties has announced they will be ceasing operations on or around July 10th. Examiner.com, which consisted of numerous locally-oriented sub-domains and relied on citizen journalists for content has decided to shutter due to low revenue, a tainted brand, and ultimately, excelling at proving why professional journalism is still an important element of society, even in the Internet age.

Examiner.com always existed under the artifice that it was something much bigger, and much more significant than it ever actually was. The name itself was an exercise in hoping people would mistaken it for a legitimate news…



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