GateHouse Media Wants to Buy, Then Merge With Gannett Under New Company

If approved, deal expected to close by end of 2019

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The two largest newspaper companies in the country intend to merge. GateHouse Media (owned by New Media Investment Group) announced the purchase of Gannett for $1.38 billion on Monday. Pending approval, the deal is expected to close by the end of 2019, with the two brands operating under the Gannett name.

If approved, the merger would give one company control of local newsrooms throughout the country, including USA Today and 263 daily media organizations across 47 states and Guam.

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