As reported by numerous outlets, the newspaper chains Gannett and Gatehouse will be merging. Gannett prints 110 daily papers. GateHouse has 156 papers, including several in this region. The deal will formally close by the end of the year.
The Boston Business Journal reported the parent company of GateHouse Media is once again talking about cutting expenses at the same time as it's talking about buying up more local newspapers across the country.