Akron Beacon Journal sold to GateHouse Media

By GateHouse Media Ohio

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Akron Beacon Journal and its Ohio.com website are joining the GateHouse Media family, which owns The Columbus Dispatch, The Canton Repository, and about 60 other Ohio publications and their websites – all among the 650 publications GateHouse operates in 38 states.

The Beacon Journal’s owner, Black Press Ltd., and New Media Investment Group, owner of GateHouse Media, issued separate announcements Wednesday about the agreement, and New Media said the purchase price is $16 million. Sound Publishing Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Press Ltd., bought the Beacon Journal in 2006.


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