Newsonomics: Softbank, Fortress, Trump – and The Real Story of Gatehouse’s Boundless Ambition

Sometimes when you connect the dots, you just get more dots. It looked like head-turning news: A Japanese company had taken control of one of America’s largest newspaper chains, New Media Investment Group, a.k.a. GateHouse Media. Tuesday’s headline: “Robotics and tech firm SoftBank Japan ...

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Questions Linger for Gatehouse and Adelson as He Plumps Up Review-Journal Budget

The 100,000-circulation daily Las Vegas Review-Journal, seldom mentioned in national conversations, has gotten a lot of attention since casino magnate and Republican godfather Sheldon Adelson was revealed as the new owner of the paper in mid-December (“The new breed of newspaper mogul: On ...

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After Adelson: Gatehouse Moves to Repair Las Vegas Damage

The company that runs the Las Vegas Review-Journal is taking steps this week to repair its reputation after a series of reports of sketchy-seeming journalistic practices related to the recent sale of the newspaper to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (“The new breed of newspaper mogul: On ...

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Newsonomics: Digital First Media’s Upcoming Sale Produces Some Surprises

Anxious journalists from San Jose to Saint Paul, New Haven to Novato await the final shouts of the Digital First Media auction. Bidding is still in progress, as DFM’s regional business heads coast to coast make presentations to would-be buyers, anonymous to them, by conference call. They share ...

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