"Whether you receive your local news through the Examiner print product, or examiner.net, I can assure you that you will continue to receive more news about your community than from any other news source," Examiner Publisher Steve Curd said. "We will not change our game plan."
Considering that Curd only found out about the sale at 3:30 p.m. today and had no inkling of it beforehand, it seems a rather optimistic take. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Curd said:
"My reaction was moderate surprise. It didn’t completely throw me off, but it caught me slightly off guard. But I didn’t meet it with any negative reaction, either. … We’ve really learned to embrace change at the newspaper.”
He said he thought the sale would not hinder the newspaper but “allow us to have more resources to accomplish what we want to accomplish.”