MediaDC is the publisher of The Weekly Standard, Washington Examiner, and Red Alert Politics. Weâve assembled teams of world-class journalists in the nationâs capital to inform and enlighten readers and the people who make policy and practice politics at the state and national levels.
Famous for its wit, insight, ideas and authority, as well as its distinguished journalists, The Weekly Standard, along with WeeklyStandard.com, reaches more than 5 million readers who rely on its polished prose, insider knowledge, humor, and analysis of politics, national security, domestic issues and culture. Our readers are informed, up-to-date, engaged and entertained.
At WashingtonExaminer.com and the weekly Washington Examiner, weâre inventing a new kind of journalism. Weâre not a forum for shouting matches; we believe that if readers have the information they need, they can make informed decisions about today's issues. So weâre in business to educate, not indoctrinateâand there's a growing hunger in America for our insightful style of political journalism. We dig for facts; we tell the stories that don't get told. And on issues in the news, we provide full coverage, daily and weekly, of the people, institutions and organizations that matter.
RedAlertPolitics.com is an online publication created by young conservatives for young conservatives. Weâre engaging a center-right audience, inviting readers into lively discussions on the hot political topics of the day. And we are a one-stop news site, featuring breaking headlines, political entertainment, and much more.
An executive with Clarity Media Group since its inception in 2004, Steve Sparks is a newspaper industry veteran who became Director of Auditing with Knight-Ridder Newspapers in 1979. Prior to that he was a CPA with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. His career has included work in the financial, distribution, news, advertising and digital disciplines, and has included assignments at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Times, the Denver Post and the San Francisco Examiner. Since 2012 he has had broad operational responsibilities at the Washington Examiner.
Kathy H. Schaffhauser, CPA, comes to MediaDC from the Washington Newspaper Publishing Group, where she served as Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was Chief Financial Officer of McArdle Printing Company, whose clients included the Bureau of National Affairs, National Journal and Congressional Quarterly. She has also worked as Business Controller for Elsevierâs F-D-C Reports, home of The Pink Sheet, the pharmaceutical industryâs go-to source for industry news and business developments.