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Cape Cod Times to move 14 positions to GateHouse’s Texas design center

Cape Cod Times

Fourteen newsroom positions at the Cape Cod Times will shift to GateHouse Media’s new design center in Austin.

The newspaper reports its staffers will have the opportunity to move to Texas. Other Local Media Group newspapers, which are managed by GateHouse, will also make the move. Read more

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#JFK: media organizations taking new look at old news

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The news today, in many parts of the country, is about something that happened in Dallas 50 years ago. But now, the retelling of JFK’s assassination is unfolding in a way quite different than it did then — through social media.

The Cape Cod Times started its two-day project Thursday, tweeting out events from 50 years ago at the times when they happened. Read more


Dow Jones sells local media group

Fortress Investment Group will buy Dow Jones’ Local Media Group, the company announced Tuesday afternoon. The group’s 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers “were not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio” of News Corp., chief executive Robert Thomson said in a statement. GateHouse Media will manage the papers, the company said.

Dow Jones put the group on sale in April of this year.

The Local Media Group owns newspapers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, California and Oregon. Some of its titles are the Cape Cod Times, The Pocono Record of Stroudsburg, Pa., and The (Medford, Ore.) Mail Tribune.

Here’s the full release: Read more


Longtime Cape Cod Times writer Karen Jeffrey fabricated sources in at least 34 stories

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In a review of Cape Cod Times writer Karen Jeffrey’s work going back to 1998, “editors have been unable to find 69 people in 34 stories since 1998,” publisher Peter Meyer and Editor Paul Pronovost write in an extraordinary apology to readers.

Jeffrey “admitted to fabricating people in some of these articles and giving some others false names” and has left the paper, where she’s worked since 1981, they write.

While they found much of her sourcing solid, the stories with bad sourcing “were typically lighter fare,” they write:

a story on young voters, a story on getting ready for a hurricane, a story on the Red Sox home opener – where some or all of the people quoted cannot be located.

Editors at the Times, which is owned by News Corp.’s Dow Jones Local Media Group, began investigating Jeffrey after they couldn’t find the subject of a Nov. Read more


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