At 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Pelham Examiner published its 3,000th news item. The paper reached that milestone after two years, six months and four days of publication. Posts included news and sports stories, entertainment reviews, commentaries, letters to the editor, obituaries, press releases, statements, announcements and official notices.
The 3,oooth item was a press release from the Pelham Union Free School District:
PMHS’s Sock ‘n’ Buskin to present ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ via video on demand Dec. 11-13
In a bit of unplanned synchronicity, the first post was also a press release from PUFSD, published on June 1, 2018 at 10:31 a.m.:
Sock n’ Buskin Cast Members Earn Recognition
(The Examiner posted stories all throughout its June 2018 soft launch, but did not announce itself to the general public until June 23, 2018, with Complete list of 2018 graduates of Pelham Memorial High School at 4:41 p.m.)
The body of work was created by a staff that started at 23 in June 2018 and has increased to 46, while bidding farewell to the seniors working on the paper through two graduations.
“This milestone signifies how much the Examiner has grown since 2018,” said Zoe Winburn, executive editor. “I am honored to be part of a staff that works so hard to give life to local stories and bring them to this community.”
The total of 3,000 since the paper started represents 23 stories a week, which would roughly be equal to the number published in a 12 to 16-page print newspaper.
Here is the breakdown for each of the paper’s major sections:
Latest News – 673
Schools – 261
Sports – 139
Obituaries – 176
Letters to the Editor – 87
Entertainment – 123
Opinions & Ideas – 75
Announcing – 1,390
The Announcing section publishes the full text of press releases, statements, notices and other announcements from the school district, nonprofits, advocacy groups, houses of worship, political candidates, arts organizations, village, town and county officials and agencies, and a range of other sources. All posts run without charge and are identified by their source. Each is evaluated on whether it will be newsworthy to our readers.
This was story 3,002.