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Woodstock Sentinel Review
Woodstock Sentinel-Review logo.jpg
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Front page of the July 12, 2013 edition
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Postmedia
EditorBruce Urquhart
FoundedSept. 11, 1886
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters210 Dundas St.
London, Ontario
N6A 5J3
Websitewww.woodstocksentinelreview.com

The Woodstock Sentinel-Review is a local daily newspaper that serves Woodstock, Ontario and Oxford County in the Canadian province of Ontario.

It's published four days a week, Tuesday to Friday, after the Monday print edition was ended November 19, 2018.[1] The Sentinel-Review is owned by the Postmedia Network corporation. The newspaper is printed at The Hamilton Spectator, which prints several Postmedia Network newspapers, and is designed in Barrie, Ontario. The Sentinel-Review was formerly printed at The London Free Press for more than 10 years until their print production moved to Hamilton after Postmedia announced The London Free Press' printing press operations would be closed and outsourced to Hamilton.[2] The Sentinel-Review's last London print date was Oct. 6, 2016 and their first printing out of Hamilton was Oct. 10, 2016. Content for The Oxford Review is provided from the Sentinel-Review and is delivered by mail every Thursday in Oxford County.

History

In one form or another, The Sentinel-Review has been published since the 1850s and has gone by several names, including The Daily Sentinel-Review, The Weekly Sentinel-Review, The Woodstock Herald, The Woodstock Monarch, The Woodstock Times, The Woodstock Review, and The Woodstock Sentinel. Although having gone through different names over its lengthy history, it was originally two newspapers. The Woodstock Sentinel began on Jan. 1, 1854, while the Woodstock Review first appeared Oct. 1, 1870. The two papers would merge about 16 years later on Saturday, Sept. 11, 1886 with George Robson Pattullo serving as the first editor when it was a weekly and his brother, Andrew Pattullo, after it became a daily.[3] The Sentinel-Review, which was formerly part of the Sun Media chain of newspapers that was a division of Quebecor Media, was purchased by Postmedia Network in October 2014[4] with the sale being approved Competition Bureau in March 2015.[5][6] Archived editions of The Sentinel-Review, or one of its predecessors, starting from the 1850s to the present can be found online at the Woodstock Public Library and Oxford Historical Association.[7][8]

Readership

The Sentinel-Review is available throughout Oxford County, but primarily in Woodstock with newspapers also being available and delivered to Tavistock, Thamesford, Ingersoll, Beachville, Embro, Norwich, Innerkip, Burgessville, Tillsonburg, Plattsville and other communities in the Oxford County. In the 2000s The Sentinel-Review began publishing stories, photos and videos online on its website as a new avenue to reach readers in the changing era of journalism. From the time they began the crossover into the digital age, The Sentinel-Review has had a presence in multiple social media forums such as Twitter, Facebook, the Internet, live chats and other methods to further reach local, national and international readers. Since those early online days, they have maintained a constant digital presence with thousands of unique page views.[9]

Newsroom

The Sentinel-Review newsroom was based out of 16 Brock St. in Woodstock until late November, 2017 when the office was sold and the paper was left without a home. The Sentinel-Review continued to be without an office until it was moved into the London Free Press newsroom at 210 Dundas St. in London, Ontario as of April 29, 2019.[10]

The Brock St. office also had The Ingersoll Times and The Norwich Gazette staffed in their building beginning in February. 2013.[11] Both papers were weeklies and came out every Wednesday. In 2017, between The Sentinel Review, The Norwich Gazette and The Ingersoll Times there are two editors and five reporters, who cover news, sports, politics, health, court, education, agriculture and entertainment in Oxford County. As of 2019, there were two reporters. The Ingersoll Times and The Norwich Gazette were closed by Postmedia in June, 2018.[12]

In recent years several former and current staff have been nominated and received multiple Ontario Newspaper Awards for journalism and photography, in addition to other journalism awards. There's also sales and advertisement representatives, warehouse workers and administration staff of about 20 full-time and part-time employees, including the seven people in editorial as of 2017. In 2019, there were about five.

The advertising manager is Curtis Armstrong and the managing editor is Bruce Urquhart, who also holds the same position with the Oxford Review and the daily newspaper The Stratford Beacon-Herald that's printed Monday to Saturday that serves the community of Stratford and surrounding areas in Perth County.

Past owners, publishers, editors and notable reporters

Alexander Hay - 1854

John McWhinnie - 1854 to 1870

Robert McWhinnie - 1854 to 1870

Daniel Clark - 1870 to 1875

F.J. Gissing - 1870 to 1877

George Robson Pattullo - 1870 to 1880

Andrew Pattullo - 1875 to 1901

Robert A. Laidlaw - 1877 to 1880

William J. Taylor - 1901 to 1907

John Markey - 1907 to 1927

M. McIntrye Hood - 1927 to 1929

W.E. Elliott - 1929 to 1941

Bill Fitsell - late 1940s

Morley Safer - 1951

See also

References

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  2. ^ Free Press Staff. "Postmedia to move printing of The Free Press". The London Free Press. The London Free Press. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ "A Look Back at 125 Years," The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Aug. 17, 2011, sec. B, pg. 1.
  4. ^ "Postmedia buys Sun Media for $316M".
  5. ^ "Sun Media sale to Postmedia gets green light from Competition Bureau".
  6. ^ "Competition Bureau will not challenge Postmedia's acquisition of Sun Media". 25 March 2015.
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  12. ^ "Postmedia to shutter 3 southwestern Ontario newspapers to 'stabilize costs' | CBC News".
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  25. ^ Warren, Jim (February 1, 1994). "President Bill" (PDF). Kingston Historical Society. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  26. ^ Vespa, Mary. "If Anthropologist Jane Safer Finds Husband Morley Home, It's Rarely for More Than 60 Minutes". People. People Magazine. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  27. ^ "60 Minutes' Morley Safer dies at 84". CBS News. CBS. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  28. ^ Maloney, Patrick. "Former London Free Press reporter Morley Safer became 'enchanted' with TV, where his work has made him famous". The London Free Press. The London Free Press. Retrieved 21 May 2016.