Smith Talks About Examiner Move

In today’s Washington Post, newly-appointed Examiner Editor-in-Chief Stephen G. Smith explains his leaving the Houston Chronicle for the Washington Examiner.

    “I think the Examiner represents a new model of newspapering that really reflects how people want their papers organized, what sort of content they want and how they want [the papers] delivered,” Smith said Friday. “I look at life as an adventure. This is an opportunity to do something new and stretch my talent.”

He goes on to discuss the changing newspaper landscape, while Frank Ahrens chronicles Smith’s impressive career. Chronicle columnist Julie Mason also sings Smith’s praises:

    As an editor, Smith “is one of the loveliest, most writerly editors I’ve ever worked for,” Mason said. “He touches your copy and just makes it shine.”