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The World Turned Upside Down: The Last Decade In Richland County Media

20 Jan , 2020  

Part Two: The Rise Of Social Media

We continue our look at the last decade in the story of Richland County media. The first post in this series can be found here.

Before we pick up where we left off, let’s spend a few moments looking at the national trends to which we referred and, in particular, one trend that provided a serious blow to newspapers and traditional news media. More…

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All About Richland

The World Turned Upside Down: The Last Decade In Richland County Media

30 Dec , 2019  

With this post, published as the 2010s wind to a close, 1812Blockhouse begins a look at profound changes in how Richland Countians obtain information about their community. We will post additional installments in the coming days.

Part One: Prologue

In December 2009, someone living in Mansfield, or Butler, or Ontario and wanting local news had a limited set of options. More…

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All Things Business

It’s Official: GateHouse And Gannett To Merge; News Journal To Have New Owner

7 Aug , 2019  

The news which everyone expected arrived on Monday. GateHouse is acquiring Gannett, creating a new company (called Gannett) which will own over 250 newspapers across the country in some 47 states. Those include three news operations in north central Ohio – the Mansfield News Journal, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, and Marion Star.

That represents, by the way, more than one-sixth of all daily newspapers that remain in publication. More…

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All Things Business

A GateHouse, Gannett Merger: What Would It Mean For Ohio And Mansfield?

4 Aug , 2019  

According to many reports over the last few weeks, two of the country’s powerhouse media companies — GateHouse and Gannett —  are in deep conversation with a likely merger on their minds.

Actually, the former of those two would be doing the gobbling up, not the latter. A good analysis of the discussion can be found here.

What, one might ask, could such a merger mean for Richland County? It’s a question well worth asking. More…

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All Things Business

Richland County Has New Media Owner; Daily Globe Sold

23 Jan , 2019  

Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper’s Helper from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the families. More…

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