What does the Gannett-GateHouse merger mean for local journalism?

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Thousands of local newspapers have closed in recent years, and thousands more have cut back staff and reduced their coverage. In the wake of the merger of the nation’s two largest newspaper publishers, Gannett and GateHouse Media, Research Analyst Clara Hendrickson explains the economics driving the crisis in local journalism, and why it matters for the democratic and economic health of local communities.

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