Offill named group publisher of Jacksonville, Daytona and St. Augustine newspapers 9/10/18

Daytona Beach News-Journal publisher Bill Offill has been promoted to the position of group publisher for three GateHouse Media newspapers in Florida, the company announced Friday.

Offill will now serve as publisher of the Times-Union, the St. Augustine Record and The News-Journal.

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GateHouse offers voluntary severance packages to some Tribune employees 8/28/18

GateHouse Media offered Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune employees voluntary severance packages last Wednesday, Publisher Terri Leifeste said Thursday.

Leifeste said only those in production or sales were excluded. She emphasized that acceptance of the offers is voluntary.

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GateHouse Florida announces launch of Inside Florida Politics 8/28/18

GateHouse Florida, a group of major Florida newspapers owned by GateHouse Media, has announced the creation of a statewide digital political reporting network called Inside Florida Politics anchored by a weekly audio podcast Inside Florida Politics.

Combining the reporting of The Palm Beach Post, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Florida Times-Union, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Lakeland Ledger, Gainesville Sun, Ocala Star-Banner and Northwest Florida Daily News, Inside Florida Politics will offer ongoing, in-depth political coverage for the State of Florida.

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4 things to know about GateHouse Media's Choose Your Own Adventure audience growth tool 8/14/18

By Summer Moore, editor of de/space, GateHouse Media's innovation team based in Austin, Texas
By Summer Moore, editor of de/space, GateHouse Media's innovation team based in Austin, Texas

Like everyone in the industry, we at GateHouse Media have been working on training tools for our newsrooms to analyze their traffic and improve it in a meaningful way.

After some brainstorming and some discussions with newsrooms, we kept getting stuck on the same things that we always struggle with: How do we provide something useful, that's fun and engaging?

We kept coming back to those Choose Your Own Adventure books we read as kids. Those were so engaging because you had to keep reading to find out what happened based on what you wanted the characters to do.

In that vein, we developed Choose Your Path, an interactive tool for our newsrooms to capitalize on strong traffic days and improve when it's slow.

Here are four things you should know about our new tool.

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Remember the 'Giant Leap' with a 32-page premium section 7/17/18

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first time astronauts circled the moon, setting up the historic moon landing the following year.

GateHouse Media's 32-page four-color magazine captures the planning, the drama and the history of the Space Race, and is a perfect section to offer as a Premium to readers.

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Columbus Dispatch moves to Presteligence for e-tearsheets, e-invoices 7/10/18

Presteligence has entered into a service agreement with The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch for Adinfinitum, a hosted electronic tearsheet and invoice delivery system. Owned by GateHouse Media, The Dispatch will move to Presteligence for its advertising service portal and invoice delivery.

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Cox Media Group sells Southern Kitchen to GateHouse Media 7/2/18

Cox Media Group and GateHouse Media have announced that the operations of Cox's Southern Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Southern food and lifestyle brand, have been acquired by GateHouse.

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GateHouse Media, Savannah Morning News acquire printing facility operations 6/26/18

From the Savannah Morning News

GateHouse Media and the Savannah Morning News have acquired from Morris Communications Company the printing operations located on Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The announcement was made by Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael Traynor.

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GateHouse Media launches consumer marketing agency 6/11/18

GateHouse Media has launched a new, central consumer marketing agency to drive consumer marketing revenue and develop new and innovative products and experiences. The agency is led by Denise Robbins, senior vice president of consumer marketing.

Part of the agency's role is overseeing subscription acquisition and customer lifecycle management, including deepening reader engagement and customer experience in GateHouse's largest markets. Later this year, the agency will expand to lead consumer marketing activity for all 144 GateHouse dailies as well as the company's weekly subscription-based publications, the company said.

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GateHouse Media to acquire Pueblo Chieftain 5/14/18

The Star-Journal Publishing Corp. of Pueblo, Colo., has reached an agreement to sell The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper to GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally based media in the United States.

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

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