WSJ: GateHouse Media nears deal to purchase Gannett

Updated 7:30 p.m.

GATEHOUSE MEDIA, owner of The Providence Journal, is reportedly nearing a deal to purchase Gannett. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
GATEHOUSE MEDIA, owner of The Providence Journal, is reportedly nearing a deal to purchase Gannett. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
PROVIDENCE – GateHouse Media Inc., which owns The Providence Journal and several other local publications, is getting close to a deal to purchase USA Today publisher Gannett Co., the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The companies reportedly began talks in May. The cash-and-stock deal under consideration would involve the purchase of Gannett by GateHouse or…

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