'Washington Examiner' Gets Redesign, Ups Long-Form Journalism

The Washington Examiner is preparing to unveil a comprehensive redesign with its forthcoming Sept. 8 issue, the weekly devoted to doings on Capitol Hill. The new look includes an increased trim size, at nine by 11 inches, and a big increase in editorial content, with 56 pages compared to its previous total of 36.

The new approach includes more long-form journalism.

The magazine, which publishes a print edition whenever Congress is in session, offers a mix of reporting, analysis and commentary on Congressional politics, and policy and the people who make them.

The cover story for the first redesigned issue focuses on 10 important women in politics. It also includes a number of new features like the Pocket Profile, giving a peek into the world of a different congressional staffer every week.

The print revamp complements the recent relaunch of the Washington Examiner Web site. Over the last year, the publication has been beefing up its reporting team and network of contributors with the addition of more policy expert and think tank scholars.



The Washington Examiner is published by MediaDC, which also publishes the conservative political magazine The Weekly Standard. The Examiner went from a daily newspaper to weekly magazine format in June 2013.

The rarified world of print publications targeting D.C. policymakers is gradually getting shrinking.

In July, Atlantic Media announced that National Journal will cease publishing its print edition at the end of the year, while simultaneously bolstering its online coverage of political and policy matters in Washington D.C. and across the country.

The new strategy involves greater focus on its daily digital publications, including National Journal Daily, Hotline and NationalJournal.com.

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