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  1. The largest newspaper owner by circulation in the U.S., and the largest newspaper owner by number of papers in the U.S., are in talks to merge. If a merger goes through, then a single company would own one of every six newspapers in the United States.

    But after what the industry has already been through, consolidation is considered a better alternative than closures, even when the larger company has a reputation for slashing costs and consolidating resources. https://www.axios.com/gatehouse-new-media-gannett-merger-34229d37-86cf-4163-8074-2dd9da27b0d6.html

  2. “Today, the (newspaper) business hardly be more dismal. Around one in four papers in the country, most of them weeklies, have been shut down since 2004, the U.N.C. study found. In that same time span, roughly half of all newspaper jobs have been eliminated as the cumulative weekday circulation of print papers has fallen to 73 million from 122 million.”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/business/media/news-deserts-media-newspapers.html

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