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 GateHouse Media, 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. GateHouse in turn filed prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 27, 2013, to restructure its debt obligations in order to accommodate the acquisition.