Panama City News Herald, Northwest Florida Daily News recognized for Hurricane Michael coverage 10/23/18

As Florida Panhandle residents continue to deal with the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, local newsrooms are making sure that readers, watchers and listeners remain informed even when power and communication grids are down.

Reporters at the Panama City News Herald and the Northwest Florida Daily News, as well as those from local television stations, were recently recognized in a CNN story for their use of social media channels to keep audiences up to date on the situation in Panama City.

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Oak Island woman wins $10,000 in GateHouse Media sweepstakes 10/16/18

By Allison Ballard, StarNews Staff

Melissa Girard said she often ignores similar emails. But she didn't ignore this one.

The GateHouse Media Blockbuster Bucket List Sweepstakes was offering the chance to win everything from a luxurious getaway to $10,000 in cash. So she clicked and she entered. Again and again.

For more than a week, the Oak Island resident had her eye on that $10,000 prize. On Oct. 1, she learned that she won.

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Playoff and World Series preview and coverage pages, plus NFL/college pages 10/2/18

Major League baseball playoffs and World Series previews and coverage are available from the GateHouse Media Center for News & Design.

The Center for News & Design is offering an advance page before the playoff games, the division series and the World Series – a total of five pages.

Each night there is a playoff game, a half-page wrap up will be available with stats, data and other info.

Newspapers can enhance their coverage and save staff time and effort with these ready-to-use pages.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 10/1/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount.

Chris Reen, who was publisher of The Oklahoman and president of The Oklahoman Media Company, will remain with The Anschutz Corp. Jim Hopson of Gatehouse will be the interim publisher of The Oklahoman.

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GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company 9/27/18

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount, executives announced Sept. 27.

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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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