Are you worried that The Providence Journal parent company’s acquisition of the publisher of USA Today will have a negative effect on the Journal’s local news reporting?

NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT Group has agreed to purchase Gannett for $1.38 billion. New Media owns and operates the Providence Journal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT Group has agreed to purchase Gannett for $1.38 billion. New Media owns and operates the Providence Journal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of The Providence Journal, has agreed to purchase Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, among other newspapers across the nation, for roughly $1.4 billion. If the deal goes through, it will put 263 daily media outlets in 47 states under control of one company, one that…

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