Examiner.com Partners with CBS Local

Examiner.com has built a large user base through a Demand Media-style approach: stitching together a collection of freelancer-dependent local content sites while also glomming onto every headline and highly linkable headline under the sun to snag drive-by traffic. And thus, like Demand and its brethren, Examiner.com has plenty of detractors who sneer “content farm.”

However, the company has just received a noteworthy endorsement from a traditional media company. CBS Local Digital Media has inked a deal with Examiner that will see both companies’ editorial staffs collaborating on lifestyle content. In fact, the two new partners output will be distributed on 25 CBS local sites by the first quarter of next year.

The deal is something of a coup for Examiner.com, which should enjoy an infusion of legitimacy from the CBS halo effect. Demand received a similar boost when it began delivering content to USA Today.


More in Media

NewFronts Briefing: Samsung, Condé Nast, Roku focus presentations on new ad formats and category-specific inventory

Day two of IAB’s NewFronts featured presentations from Samsung, Condé Nast and Roku, highlighting new partnerships, ad formats and inventory, as well as new AI capabilities.

The Athletic to raise ad prices as it paces to hit 3 million newsletter subscribers

The New York Times’ sports site The Athletic is about to hit 3 million total newsletter subscribers. It plans to raise ad prices as as a result of this nearly 20% year over year increase.

NewFronts Briefing: Google, Vizio and news publishers pitch marketers with new ad offerings and range of content categories

Day one of the 2024 IAB NewFronts featured presentations from Google and Vizio, as well as a spotlight on news publishers.