Murdoch to Sell Ottaway Papers

No surprise here. Dow Jones formally announced today that the 15 Ottaway community newspapers are up for sale.

Back in August, Rupert Murdoch said: “We will probably be selling the local newspapers.”

Reached by phone today, former chairman of the Ottaway papers and frequent Murdoch critic Jim Ottaway told Media Mob, “He’s doing what he said he’d always do. It’s a strategic decision. He’s not interested in owning smaller daily papers in America.”