Not necessarily a good thing: GateHouse Media Acquires Gannett In $1.4 Billion Merger Deal
This extends to USA Today, which has published many important articles on a variety of topics, from treatment of workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to cheating on school assessment tests in Washington, DC -- where they scooped the local newspaper, the Washington Post.
OTOH, Gatehouse Media isn't known for investing in enterprise and investigative journalism. They are known for monetizing assets and reducing staff.
Given how important newspapers have been historically to civic involvement and engagement, this is a worrisome development.
Not that newspapers aren't on the decline anyway.