The Inquirer and Mirror

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The Inquirer and Mirror
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Local Media Group
Publisher Marianne Stanton
Editor Marianne Stanton
Founded 1821
Headquarters 1 Old South Road, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 USA
Circulation 10,000 "in-season"[1]
Official website Ack.net

The Inquirer and Mirror, also called The I&M, or "The Inky" is the weekly newspaper of record on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It has been in continuous publication since 1821.

The Inquirer and Mirror, founded in 1821, is the weekly newspaper of Nantucket, MA. It has received many awards over the years and since 2000 has been named Newspaper of the Year twice by the New England Press Association, NEPA, twice Newspaper of the Year by The New England Newspaper Association, NENA, Newspaper of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America, SNA, and most recently Newspaper of the Year in 2011 and 2012 by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The Inquirer and Mirror is part of the Local Media Group which also publishes the Cape Cod Times and New Bedford's Standard Times.

On September 4, 2013, News Corp announced that it would sell the Dow Jones Local Media Group to Newcastle Investment Corp.—an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, for $87 million. The newspapers will be operated by GateHouse Media, a newspaper group owned by Fortress. News Corp. CEO and former Wall Street Journal editor Robert James Thomson indicated that the newspapers were "not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio" of the company.[2] GateHouse in turn filed prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 27, 2013, to restructure its debt obligations in order to accommodate the acquisition.[3]

The I&M Website, http://www.ack.net, takes its name from the IATA code of the island's only airport, ACK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ack.net: Advertising, accessed January 14, 2011. "In-season" refers to the summer.
  2. ^ "News Corp. sells 33 papers to New York investors". New York Business Journal. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "GateHouse Files for Bankruptcy as Part of Fortress Plan". Bloomberg.