Gannett Company- Blog Post 1 Kameryn Tanita

Gannett Company Inc., is a media corporation that owns publishing, broadcasting and digital mediums all across the U.S. and a few in the United Kingdom. Gannett has the largest circulation of newspapers per day and distributes one of the best-selling newspapers, USA Today. Based out of Tysons Corner, VA, near Washington D.C., Gannett Company is the nation’s fourth-largest owner of major network affiliates.

Gannett Ownership Map

This map shows the various companies owned by Gannett Company Inc. across the U.S.

Publishing: USA Today, The Montgomery Gazette, The Arizona Republic, The Baxter Bulletin, The Desert Sun, The Salinas Californian, Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia Times-Delta, The Fort Collins Coloradoan, The News Journal, Florida Today, The News-Press, Pensacola News Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, The Indianapolis Star, Journal and Courier, The Star Press, Palladium-Item, The Des Moines Register, Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Courier-Journal, The Kentucky Enquirer, The Town Talk, The Daily Advertiser, The News-Star, Daily World, The Times, The Daily Times, Battle Creek Enquirer, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Daily Press & Argus, Times Herald, St. Cloud Times, Hattiesburg American, The Clarion-Ledger, Springfield News-Leader, Great Falls Tribune, Reno Gazette-Journal, Asbury Park Press, Courier News, Courier-Post, Home News Tribune, Daily Record, The Daily Journal, Press & Sun Bulletin, Star-Gazette, The Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The Journal News, Asheville Citizen-Times, Telegraph-Forum, Chillicothe Gazette, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Coshocton Tribune, The News-Messenger, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, News Journal, The Marion Star, The Advocate, News Herald, Times Recorder, Statesman Journal, The Greenville News, Argus Leader, The Leaf-Chronicle, The Jackson Sun, The Daily News Journal, The Tennessean, The Spectrum, The Burlington Free Press, The Daily News Leader, The Post-Crescent, The Reporter, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Herald-Times Reporter, Marshfield News-Herald, Oshkosh Northwestern, The Sheboygan Press, Stevens Point Journal, Wausau Daily Herald, The Daily Tribune.

Broadcasting: 37 different local TV stations as well as 7 shared services to various stations across Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon and Arizona.

Digital: Gannett Digital Media Network, Clipper Magazine, G/O Digital, Gannett Healthcare Group, Pearls Review, Planet Discover, PointRoll, Gannett Government Media Corp., CareerBuilder.com, Gannett Media Technologies International.

Other: Gannett Publishing Services

Investments: Apartments.com, Captivate Network, Cars.com, Classified Venues, 4info.net, Homefinder.com, Homegain.com, Imaginova, Livestream, Ongo, QuadrantOne, ShermansTravel, Topix.net

Media Concentration

Like other major media conglomerates, Gannett has worked to expand their concentration of media by integrating with other companies. In 2013, Gannett bought out Belo Corporation, a Dallas-based media company that owned 20 network affiliates. Although the Free Press tried to stop the acquisition, it was unsuccessful.

In total, Gannet Company’s affiliates own broadcasting stations and publishing stations in 37 states and reach almost a third of all U.S. households.

One thing I found really interesting was that not only is Gannett Company a media corporation, but they also own their own publishing service, Gannett Publishing Services, which owns and operates 43 commercial printing and packaging facilities across the nation. This allows Gannett to have control over distribution. Many of Gannett’s publications are named after their specific locations, The Arizona Republic or The Fort Collins Coloradoan; therefore, consumers are unaware that their media is being produced and distributed by one media company and it only re-enforces the idea that large conglomerates control our media.

All information found here:

http://www.gannett.com/section/WHOWEARE06

http://www.gannettpublishingservices.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zacks/2013/07/08/gannett-acquires-belo-corporation-to-bolster-its-broadcast-portfolio/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannett_Company

http://www.freepress.net/blog/2013/06/13/gannett-gobbles-belo-gains-serious-consolidated-weight

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