GateHouse Media to acquire New Jersey Herald 5/21/19

GateHouse Media has agreed to acquire the daily Newton (N.J.) New Jersey Herald from family-owned Quincy Media.

Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Quincy Media in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Self-service help-wanted classifieds 4/30/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

For the do-it-yourself employer, GateHouse Media's self-serve recruiting ads have proven to be convenient and popular. For GateHouse, they've proven to be lucrative.

GateHouse impressed people at a recent SNPA P2P (Publisher-to-Publisher) video conference on classified advertising with this number: projected revenues of $1.5 million for 2019.

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Providence Journal publisher Janet Hasson announces retirement 4/30/19

Janet Hasson, president and publisher of The Providence (R.I.) Journal for the last four years, announced her retirement at a gathering of newspaper staff.

Beside her stood the newspaper's soon-to-be new publisher, Peter Meyer, publisher of the Cape Cod Times and head of a division of newspapers in eastern Massachusetts and seacoast New Hampshire similarly owned by GateHouse Media.

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Ronan Gardiner joins Rugged Races as VP, chief revenue officer 3/15/19

Rugged Races LLC, a subsidiary of GateHouse Live and one of the largest endurance event companies in North America, has announced that Ronan Gardiner will be joining the company in the newly created role of vice president, chief revenue officer. Gardiner was most recently vice president, publishing director and chief revenue officer overseeing Men's Health, Runner's World and Bicycling magazines and their respective websites.

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Jennifer Allen promoted to publisher for GateHouse Media's East Arkansas Region 3/11/19

Matt Guthrie, regional vice president for GateHouse's Southwest region, has named Jennifer Allen group publisher over the East Arkansas region. GateHouse Media's East Arkansas group includes the Hot Springs Village Voice, Pine Bluff Commercial, White Hall Journal, Stuttgart Daily Leader, the Helena Daily World, Newport Independent and Bastrop Enterprise.

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GateHouse Live puts on the show 2/26/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

GateHouse Live was the recipient of the Mega-Innovation Award presented Tuesday afternoon at the Key Executives Mega-Conference.

Putting on events has much in common with publishing, according to Jason Taylor, president of GateHouse Live and New Media Group Ventures.

Publishers, he said, create content that attracts an audience, and they try to monetize that audience. "An event does the exact same thing."

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GateHouse Media to launch streaming audio network to cover Daytona 500 1/29/19

GateHouse Media will debut a week-long, 24-hour streaming audio channel for coverage of the Daytona 500 and DAYTONA Speedweeks, presented by AdventHealth, starting Feb. 9. The "pop up" streaming audio network's custom audio player will be available through the Daytona Beach News-Journal's website as well as through Alexa and Google Smart Speakers.

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Schurz Communications announces sale of publishing division 1/29/19

Schurz Communications, a privately held communications company formed in 1872, has announced its intention to sell its publishing division to GateHouse Media, LLC and will continue investing in the areas of cloud and managed IT services and broadband operations.

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Katona takes on top News-Journal role as general manager 12/19/18

Jane Katona, former Daytona Beach News-Journal advertising director and current GateHouse vice president of sales for East Florida, has added the title of News-Journal general manager.

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Bobby Rice named general manager of The Tuscaloosa News 12/18/18

The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News has promoted Bobby Rice to general manager. Rice, 50, joined The News in July as advertising director and will continue in that role. As general manager, however, he will be involved in all of the newspaper's operations.

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