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Accord marks shift for troubled American newspaper giant

Aug 06, 2019 - The Boston Globe

The merger announced Monday between Gannett and GateHouse Media — America's two largest newspaper chains — comes amid turmoil for the print journalism industry and shaky times for Gannett, which fought off a takeover attempt by a hedge fund earlier this year.

The deal also marked a new, uncertain chapter for the McLean, Va.-based Gannett, a former titan of American media that boomed in the latter half of the 20th century. Its flagship publication, USA Today, introduced the country to a...