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Al Cross

Al Cross

Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based at the University of Kentucky. He is also a professor at the university.

CherryRoad Media owns 77 newspapers in 17 states, shown in red on the map. More than 50 of the newspapers were formerly owned by the Gannett newspaper chain. (Graphic courtesy of CherryRoad Media)

Jeremy Gulban owns more former Gannett newspapers than anyone; he says success is up to communities

By: - July 14, 2023

The owner of dozens of “ghost newspapers” bought from¬†Gannett Co.¬†says he is trying to revive them by returning editorial decision-making to local people while still taking advantage of the economies of scale that have led to consolidation of newspaper ownership. But he says his new chain’s fate is not in its own hands. “The success […]