- The Barnstable Patriot
name = The Barnstable Patriot
Ottaway Community Newspapers, a division of News Corporation
publisher = Robert F. Sennott, Jr.
editor = David Still, II
circulation = 4,671 in
2006[ [http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/advertising/Readership%20Circulation.pdf Cape Cod online: Readership Circulation] , accessed January 14, 2007.]
headquarters = 4 Ocean Street,
Hyannis, Massachusetts02601 U.S.
website = [http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/ barnstablepatriot.com]
"The Barnstable Patriot" is a weekly newspaper published in and for the town of
Barnstable, Massachusetts. Although it bills itself as "an independent voice since 1830", "The Patriot" has been owned, since 2005, by Ottaway Community Newspapers, now a division of News Corporation. [Fitzgerald, Jay. "Cape Cod Times Purchases Weekly Newspaper Rival." "Boston Herald", October 5 2005.]
News Corp. acquired "The Patriot" when it bought
Dow Jones & Company(Ottaway's parent) for US$5 billion in in late 2007. Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp., reportedly told investors before the deal that he would be "selling the local newspapers fairly quickly" after the Dow Jones purchase."Ottaway Papers Might Be Sold, Including 16 in N.E.". [http://www.nepa.org/Bulletin%20Archives/NEPA_Bulletin_Dec07.pdf "NEPA Bulletin" (Boston, Mass.), December 2007] , page 3.]
Sisters and competitors
Although Ottaway also owns "The Patriot"
'smain competitor, the daily " Cape Cod Times", the weekly newspaper's newsroom is run independently of its rival. Robert F. Sennott Jr., who formerly owned the newspaper, was retained by Ottaway as publisher of "The Patriot". Ottaway also owns the weekly " The Inquirer and Mirror" of Nantucket and daily "The Standard-Times" of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Community Newspaper Companypublishes a competitor weekly newspaper, "The Register", in Barnstable.
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