Cherokee Scout

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The Cherokee Scout
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspapers, Inc.
PublisherDavid Brown[1]
EditorMatthew Osborne[2]
HeadquartersMurphy, NC, 28906
United States
Black and white image of the entire front page of the newspaper.
Front page of the Cherokee Scout (Murphy, NC) from October 21, 1890.

The Cherokee Scout is a weekly newspaper in Murphy, North Carolina, and Cherokee County. It is one of the largest newspapers in far-west North Carolina. The newspaper won numerous awards from the North Carolina Press Association including news photography in 2016 as well as sports and religion reporting in 2016. The paper won second place in the "Best Niche Publication" category that year as well.[3] In 2019, photographer Ben Katz won Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year in the Community Newspaper Division.[4]

The print edition is published on Wednesdays and had a paid circulation of 8,000 in 2018[5]. It is published by Community Newspapers, Inc. (CNI), Athens, Georgia.[6] It merged with The Andrews Journal on January 1, 2019.[7]

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  1. ^ "North Carolina Newspaper Directory". Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Newspaper Directory". Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  3. ^ North Carolina Press Association. "2016 Editorial Tab" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  4. ^ "2018 NCPA Editorial and Advertising Awards". NC Press Association. March 21, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Editor & Publisher DataBook. Weeklies. 2018. p. 288.
  6. ^ "Community Newspapers, Inc". Community Newspapers, Inc. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  7. ^ Brown, David (2018-12-27). "Andrews Journal merging with Cherokee Scout". Retrieved 2019-03-08.

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