Santa Cruz Sentinel
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Digital First Media
Headquarters324 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, California United States
Circulation14,664 Daily
16,189 Sunday (as of 2022)[1]

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is a daily newspaper published in Santa Cruz, California, covering Santa Cruz County, California, and owned by Media News Group, which is controlled by Alden Global Capital.[2]


Ottaway Community Newspapers, a division of Dow Jones & Company bought the paper in 1982 from the McPherson family. Community Newspaper Holdings bought the Sentinel in late 2006 from Ottaway,[3] but quickly sold it, February 2, 2007, to MediaNews Group.[4] The MediaNews Group formed Digital First Media in 2013 when it merged with Journal Register Company. The company is controlled by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital.[2]



  1. ^ "Bay Area News Group Market Book" (PDF). Dropbox. Retrieved 2023-04-21.
  2. ^ a b Folkenflik, David (2021-05-21). "'Vulture' Fund Alden Global, Known For Slashing Newsrooms, Buys Tribune Papers". National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2023-12-01.
  3. ^ "CNHI to Acquire 6 Dailies from Dow Jones" Archived 2012-12-09 at, press release, November 1, 2006, accessed January 14, 2007.
  4. ^ "MediaNews Group Inc. Acquires Santa Cruz Sentinel" Archived 2013-01-19 at, press release, February 2, 2007, accessed February 3, 2007.