Clarity Media Group

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Clarity Media Group is the holding company for media properties owned by Philip F. Anschutz. These include the San Francisco Examiner and the Washington Examiner. An Examiner newspaper in Baltimore was shut down in February 2009.[1]

Clarity Media has trademarked the name "Examiner" for possible future newspapers in dozens of other U.S. cities.[2] The company also operates news portal websites in numerous cities under the "" name, and is seeking editors to oversee regional and local content for those websites.[3][4]

On June 17, 2009, Clarity Media Group acquired The Weekly Standard, a conservative opinion journal, from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.[5]

Ryan McKibben is Clarity Media Group's CEO.

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  1. "Baltimore Examiner newspaper can't find buyer, will close," Baltimore Sun, January 29, 2009.
  2. "What's in a name? Plenty: Publisher seeks trademark status for Examiner," San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2004.
  3. "Anschutz's Clarity Media names online chief, recruits new editors," Denver Business Journal, February 27, 2008.
  4. " recruits local bloggers," Denver Business Journal, April 18, 2008.
  5. "Weekly Standard acquired by Washington Examiner parent company." Washington Examiner, June 17, 2009.

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