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Rural Blog: GateHouse, Gannett merger would create major concentration of newspaper control

Gannett and GateHouse Media, the largest newspaper publishers in the U.S., are considering a merger, according to The Wall Street Journal. If the deal goes through, “about 1 of every 6 daily newspapers in the United States would be owned by a single company. Totaled up, 267 dailies would fall under a single ownership and management,” Ken Doctor reports for Nieman Lab at Harvard University....

Bill Straub: It’s now clear that the once-great, once-proud Courier-Journal has lost its way

WASHINGTON – Be forewarned. As Margo Channing once advised, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.’’ So leave us proceed.   The Courier-Journal of Louisville, once one of this nation’s great newspapers, is an embarrassment. It is a canard. It is a shame wrapped in a humiliation inside an abomination. Canaries and parakeets are on strike and won’t use it. It...

Bill Straub: It's now clear that the once-great, once-proud Courier-Journal has lost its way

WASHINGTON – Be forewarned. As Margo Channing once advised, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.’’ So leave us proceed.   The Courier-Journal of Louisville, once one of this nation’s great newspapers, is an embarrassment. It is a canard. It is a shame wrapped in a humiliation inside an abomination. Canaries and parakeets are on strike and won’t use it. It...