Examiner.com to buy NowPublic.com

02 Sep 2009

Examiner.com, an offshoot of the free Washington and Baltimore Examiners, has paid an undisclosed amount to purchase "crowd-powered media" site NowPublic.com. While Examiner says it may hire some of NowPublic's unpaid writers and borrow some technology, it seems a strange marriage.

Examiner.com, which pays a hideously low penny per click to its 16,000 columnists, has manag

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.