First meeting was a success
The meeting went very well. The staff had many questions about Facebook and implementation, which we were able to answer.
I said to them that the Examiner is the paper of record for the community, how the community communicates with itself. At this point, all of their heads were nodding. I said Facebook was a way for the Examiner to strengthen it's connection to the community by engaging them, a way to get more readers and more eyeballs and therefore more ad revenue. Heads continued nodding. The executive editor said "Do it."
After that, everyone became very excited about the prospect. One thing we that gave pause was the potential competition between the Facebook page and the Examiner site. We resolved that by seeing that no one comments on the Examiner site and Facebook would push people to the site proper. This is something we'll keep in mind moving forward.
Everyone involved is excited about the project, and I feel good about the future.