WBUR Boston: 50 Mass. Newspapers Will Reportedly Consolidate Into 18

The GateHouse newspaper chain will consolidate 50 Massachusetts publications into 18 next week, as the company mulls a possible merger with Gannett Co., according to reports.

The consolidation plan affects local, weekly papers, according to an internal GateHouse memo posted online by Media Nation blogger and Northeastern journalism professor Dan Kennedy.

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