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 Media is one of the largest publishers of locally-based media in the United States. As of September 2019, we publish 152 daily newspapers, 416 community publications and operate in more than 610 local markets, reaching more than 21 million people each week. You’ll find our publications in 39 states.
Our UpCurve division drives growth for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), across a portfolio of companies. The UpCurve family of brands includes ThriveHive, which provides technology-enabled marketing solutions with built-in guidance, helping businesses thrive in today’s competitive digital landscape. UpCurve Cloud offers businesses one-stop shopping to integrate business technologies, including email, team collaboration tools, sales force management, remote workforce management, customer relationship management (CRM), phone systems (VoIP), and business intelligence that turns the data from multiple tools into more actionable insights. The UpCurve expert teams focus on helping often under-resourced SMBs to win locally, regionally, and beyond.
In the third quarter of 2019, GateHouse’s parent company, New Media Investment Group Inc., announced a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, which is expected to close in November 2019. The merger of GateHouse and Gannett brings together the portfolios of two leading local newspaper companies, and includes USA TODAY, Gannett’s flagship brand, and its more than 160 brands in the U.K., which will significantly expand the existing USA TODAY NETWORK. This combination will create a broad network of talented, experienced journalists poised to deliver unique and award-winning content for local communities and national audiences.
Our Center for News & Design, based in Austin, Texas, employs more than 300 individuals and serves more than 100 daily newspapers, nearly 200 weekly newspapers, and daily commercial partners. It’s the largest such design hub in the nation.
While we have experienced significant growth, we continually strive to make ourselves not just a bigger company, but a stronger one.
Daily Newspapers with total paid circulation of approximately 1.75 million
weekly newspapers with an approximate weekly reach of 2.4 million
in-market sales representatives
small and medium businesses in our markets
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.