Boston Herald bidder known for cost-cutting
Boston Globe - 01/13/2018
“If you have a single paper or a small chain, you have to do everything yourself and pay for it,” said Dan Kennedy, a media critic and Northeastern University journalism professor. A large chain such as GateHouse can spread out costs, do some things more efficiently, and potentially keep some small papers viable, he said.
“It very may well be that some communities wouldn’t have a paper at all without GateHouse,” Kennedy said. On the other hand, he added, some communities could be better off in the long run if ailing newspapers are replaced by more robust online news sources.