At GateHouse Media, our mission is to deliver high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities we serve — our readers, commercial partners, employees and investors.
GateHouse publishes more than community and business publications, including 121 daily newspapers, along with more than 525 local affiliated websites.
In 2015, we announced the acquisition of 34 daily newspapers — including award winning publications like the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Columbus Dispatch. We recently acquired Dolan Publishing, launching our entrance into business-to-business publishing. Our Propel Business Services division, which provides marketing and general business support to small and mid-sized businesses, continues to grow.
While we have experienced significant growth since 2012, we continually strive to make ourselves not just a bigger company, but a stronger company.
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Daily Newspapers with total paid circulation of approximately 1.5 million
Weekly Newspapers published up to three times per week, with total paid circulation of approximately 309,000 and total free circulation of approximately 1.9 million
‘Shoppers’ published up to 4 times per month, with total circulation of approximately 2.9 million – generally advertising-only publications
Local Websites extend our franchises and reach 35 million unique visitors each month
Community InvolvementGateHouse employees giving back to their communities
City of Disparity series – Journal Star, Peoria, IL
The Journal Star hosts monthly meetings with readers and community leaders at sites throughout Peoria’s south side to provide more comprehensive coverage of the neighborhood. The community, which is one of the poorest zip codes in the United States, is also striving to improve. At the meetings, the group discusses possible story ideas and talks about the paper’s coverage from the previous month. The meetings resulted in an ongoing City of Disparity series that investigates challenges in the neighborhood and what community leaders are trying to do address problems.
Operation Sunshine – Observer-Dispatch, Utica, NY
Operation Sunshine was created in May 1968, when Victor T. Ehre, then-president and general manager of Utica Mutual Insurance Co., partnered with Mason C. Taylor, then-executive editor of the Observer-Dispatch to provide a summer camping experience for needy children in the area. The effort was such a success that a second campaign at Christmas time was launched to assist local families in need. Today, Operation Sunshine continues with two annual campaigns. Most recently, the O-D has strengthened its holiday campaign by adding partners — including Townsquare Media, TimeWarner, New York Sash, Utica Mack and WUTR in its toy drive.
Friend-In-Deed – State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL
Friend-In-Deed is a holiday help program, a not-for-profit charity, that began in 1960. It’s one of the State Journal-Register’s signature programs, completely volunteer run, with administrative support from the newspaper. Each year, about 500 community residents contribute their time to Friend-in-Deed, doing everything from processing application forms, organizing and filling orders for food, or delivering the orders just before Christmas. The newsroom also covers the program, writing stories that profile volunteers, provides an overview of the need and tells the stories of some of the recipients of the help. A daily thermometer graphic tracks the donations and provides information on how to give.