On Thursday, Oct. 10, Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporters and their supporters took part in the NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America (CWA) campaign to preserve local news in front of the paper’s downtown offices. They handed out flyers decrying GateHouse Media’s aggressive program of layoffs and cost-cutting. GateHouse Media, which acquired the Herald-Tribune in 2015, is preparing for a potential merger with the Gannett corporation. GateHouse says there will be up to $300 million in additional cuts and synergies following the merger. We spoke with longtime local columnist Billy Cox.
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