GateHouse Media, founded in 1997 by Kenneth Serota as Liberty Group Publishing, is a holding company for New Media Investment Group and one of the largest publishers of locally based print and digital media in the United States.
Headquartered in the town of Perinton, New York, as of April 2018, GateHouse Media publishes 144 daily newspapers, 684 community publications, and over 569 local-market websites in 38 states. In addition to publishing content, GateHouse Media offers commercial services including a digital marketing agency (ThriveHive), event production company (GateHouse Live), and creative services (Creative Solutions).
In August, 2019, GateHouse Media announced a $1.4 billion deal to acquire Gannett, the larger of the two companies, in a cash-and-stock deal that will be financed in part with new private-equity debt. The acquisition creates the nation’s largest newspaper chain and combines, the new company would take the Gannett name and headquarters in Gannett’s current home of McLean, Virginia. New Media Investment Group CEO Michael Reed will remain CEO, and Paul Bascobert was appointed CEO of Gannett and a member of the Gannett board.