Cape Cod Loses a Media & Journalism Pioneer

A Cape Cod journalism pioneer has passed away.

Walter Brooks, the founder of Cape Cod Today, passed away Thursday night at the age of 87.

Brooks established Cape Cod Today in 1997, one of the first online-only local newspapers in the country and for the next nineteen years, he would begin each morning working on CCToday’s content.

In 1988, Walter and wife, Patricia, founded the “Best Read” Guide.  This tourism publication led to a network of franchised editions

Brooks sold his media assets to CTM Media in early 2016.

Later that year, Brooks helped arrange CTM’s donation of the news site to the Masonic Angel Foundation. Cape Cod Today Editor and Publisher, and President of the Masonic Angel Foundation, Robert Fellows, says Brooks joined the Foundation as volunteer Managing Editor and the two worked side-by-side until his passing Thursday night.

Fellows says one could not ask for a finer, more caring mentor than Walter Brooks.

 A celebration of Walter's life will be held after Labor Day and will be published on Cape Cod Today when scheduled.

Read more on the life of Walter Brooks on Cape Cod Today.

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