Breaking The News – An Essay About Local Journalism On Cape Cod

These days on the Cape, there are six weekly papers that are not owned by Gannett. Falmouth publishing, owned by the Hough family of Falmouth, owns four of those papers, the Enterprise in Famouth, Mashpee, Bourne and Sandwich. The others are the Cape Cod Chronicle, owned by Henry Hyora of Chatham, and the Provincetown Independent owned by co-founders Ed Miller and Teresa Parker of Wellfleet, and 14 other investors.

There are seven Gannett-owned weekly papers on Cape Cod, plus the daily Cape Cod Times. By that simple count, more than 50 percent of the printed newspapers on Cape Cod are Gannett-owned journalism.

“The GateHouse/Gannett strategy is to run a tightly staffed operation that they think will get them through the transition to digital,” said Rick Edmonds, media business analyst with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a non-profit journalism school and research organization.

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