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Episode #186: Discussing the GateHouse-Gannett merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)

Earlier this month the news and newspaper industry was rocked by the headlines that Gannett and GateHouse would be joining forces in a merger of epic proportions. The $1.4 billion deal clears way for what New Media CEO Mike Reed says will be better, stronger journalism. That said, not everyone takes the merger as a sign of ‘good times’. Rather, some view more merger prospects as a net-negative for news products across the board, and those who work in the industry.

This week on Inside the FLX – the topic of mergers in media, and the future journalists face.

Guests in-studio included:

– Professor Steven Keeler, Director of the School of Media and Arts at Cayuga Community College;

– Ted Baker, Program Director and Host of Finger Lakes Morning News on Finger Lakes News Radio; and

– Jim Meaney, Founder and Reporter for the Citizen Journalism outlet Geneva Believer.

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