The merger between Gannett and GateHouse Media will mean further cuts to local newspapers, which could increase political corruption, decrease and polarize political engagement and drive up municipal costs, writes Margaret Sullivan. Gannet and GateHouse executives have announced a plan to cut $300 million from the merged company's annual budget, which will likely mean job losses for local journalists, Sullivan adds.
Opinion: Gannett-GateHouse deal will hurt local news
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