Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Elizabeth A. Skewes
Frank Gannett and his associates founded Gannett Company in 1906 when they bought a half interest in the Elmira (New York) Gazette . More than a century later, the company's media holdings in the United States include 85 daily newspapers, among them USA Today , and another thousand nondaily periodicals. By early 2008, Gannett newspapers reached a combined audience of 7.2 million, led by USA Today 's circulation of roughly 2.3 million. Additionally, Gannett publishes 17 daily newspapers and 300 nondaily papers in the United Kingdom under its Newsquest brand, with a circulation of more than 600,000. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States, which reach more than 20 million households, and operates many online news and advertising operations, which in 2007 had more than 23 million unique visitors. In addition to its print and broadcast holdings, the company is investing in online advertising and other Internet ...