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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a newspaper company based in Fairport, N.Y., that owns hundreds of small papers across the country.

GateHouse 91 dailies and hundreds of weeklies and shoppers, many of them in Massachusetts, Illinois and New York. It was by Fortress Investment Group out of the former Liberty Group Publishing. In 2014, its parent company, New Media Investment Group, in Rhode Island for $46 million.

The company bought more than a hundred community papers in a bid to capture local audiences and advertising, but accumulated . Its financial troubles led the New York Stock Exchange to . The company  in 2012 as it continued to flounder financially. The company  and worked out an in 2013. It and closed 10 of them later that year.

GateHouse in 2014 to launch metered paywalls at three of its daily papers and a freemium model at a fourth daily.

In December 2008, GateHouse for violating copyright and trademark law by aggregating content on the Times’ from GateHouse’s local websites in Massachusetts. The two companies in January 2009.

In 2010, GateHouse launched , which . It has been with AOL’s , with the latter poaching some of the former’s editorial talent in addition to advertising dollars.

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