Despite fall in traditional revenue sources, Gannett and Tronc’s common ground could yield growth

Circulation revenue and print advertising declines need not mean that the two companies won't end up together

13th November, 2016
Michael Ferro of Tronc Pic: Getty

It was a very American affair. Dramatic, divisive and at times outright hostile over the course of a long campaign leading up to what was, ultimately, a shock result in November.

Certainly Gannett’s pursuit of the Tronc group of newspapers did not end the way most outside observers thought it would.

Gannett, owner of USA Today, had agreed to pay $18.75 a share in an all-cash deal to acquire Tronc, which is the...

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