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Merger adds to Gannett family

Merger adds to Gannett family

With New Media Investment Group’s acquisition of Gannett, several GateHouse Media companies in California join the new Gannett.

They include The Record in Stockton, Daily Press in Victorville, Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka, Mount Shasta Herald and Taft Midway Driller.

These properties join the Record Searchlight in Redding, The Salinas Californian, Ventura County Star, Visalia Times-Delta and The Desert Sun in Palm Springs.

Mike Reed will serve as CEO of the newly combined public company, which took on the name of Gannett Co. Paul Bascobert will serve as CEO of the new company’s operating subsidiary, Gannett Media Corp.

Elsewhere: Our View: GateHouse-Gannett merger a win for local news (The Record)