This 108-year-old Alaskan newspaper is free for the taking! The Cordova Times seeks a new owner.


In the March issue of Editor & Publisher, the  Cordova Times was featured as an “honorable mention” in “10 That Do it Right,” E&P’s yearly salute to top news media companies. The small weekly in remote South-Central Alaska (only accessible by boat or plane) was awarded “Best Comprehensive Coverage of the COVID Pandemic” across all media, broadcast and print, and “Alaska’s Best Weekly” for two years in a row by the Alaska Press Club.

The Cordova Times covers local news, city government, community features, commercial fisheries, environmental news, the Alaska legislature, Alaska Native news, arts, science, history and Alaskan culture. Unfortunately, The Cordova Times is struggling to remain in business since its current owners, The Native Village of Eyak (NVE), has recently announced that if a suitable owner does not come forward, the tribe will simply stop the newspaper. And the price? Free!

Tribal Council Chair Mark Hoover is quoted as saying: “We are open to any proposals and will work with any group that might be interested.” Interested parties should contact NVE Deputy Director Brooke Mallory for more information at

In this 131st episode of “E&P Reports,” we explore the world of publishing a weekly newspaper in a remote Alaskan community with the Cordova Times' editor Annette Potter and contributing writer Zachary Snowdon Smith. This tribal owned publication needs to find a new owner to relocate to what describes as "one of the best places to live in Alaska." 


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