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Deborah Shinbein Joins Clarity Digital Group as VP of Business Development and General Counsel
Mar 02, 2010 (04:03 PM EST)


Shinbein to oversee new business development and legal for local news and information site

DENVER, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Digital Group LLC, the parent company of Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, and NowPublic.com, has hired Deborah Shinbein to serve as Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel.

Shinbein has worked for the Disney Interactive Media Group as an attorney and director of business development, focusing on broadband content licensing deals and other strategic alliances for websites including Disney.com, ABCNews.com, ESPN.com, and others. Prior to joining Examiner.com, Shinbein worked as an attorney at Minneapolis-based Faegre & Benson, where she offered legal counsel on intellectual property transactions and Internet legal issues. Shinbein held positions both business development and legal positions with DrDrew.com, Studios USA, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

"Deborah has experience in both business development and legal counsel for some of the country's most reputable law firms and online sites," said Rick Blair, CEO of Clarity Digital Group and Examiner.com. "She is uniquely qualified to establish key strategic alliances on behalf of Examiner.com, while overseeing content licensing and other legal matters."

"I have had the opportunity to work as outside legal counsel for Examiner.com since 2008," said Shinbein. "I am thrilled to join the organization as a full-time employee and participate in a company with such an extraordinary vision and exciting opportunities for growth."

Shinbein will oversee all legal matters for Clarity Digital Group (including Examiner.com and NowPublic.com), while heading the business development for Examiner.com, which is in the midst of moving to a new platform powered by Drupal – an outcome of their acquisition of NowPublic.com in the fall of 2009.

To learn more about Examiner.com, or for information on becoming an Examiner, visit Examiner.com.

About Examiner.com: Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 240 markets across North America and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com feeds the passion the local community has for its favorite interests, activities, and establishments by connecting them with credible and informed contributors who write and share information with the passion and insights only a local insider can provide. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company with a broad array of assets in print and digital media; live sports and entertainment; hospitality; film production and exhibition; wind energy development and transmission; as well as ranching and oil/gas exploration. For more information, visit Examiner.com.

SOURCE Examiner.com