Articles by Megan Brenan and Zacc Ritter

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    When it comes to local news mergers, bias top concern

    August 15, 2019 by Megan Brenan and Zacc Ritter

    When it comes to local news mergers, bias top concern

    In recent years, efforts to find a sustainable business model for local news coverage in the U.S. have resulted in the acquisition of local news organizations in different markets by large, national companies. Last week's announcement of a merger between Gannett and Gatehouse media, which would consolidate ownership of more than 260 local newspapers, is the latest in a trend that also affects local TV, with companies such as Sinclair Broadcast Group buying stations around the country.