GateHouse Media buys The Oklahoman Media Company

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The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to the fastest-growing publishing company in the country, New York-based GateHouse Media, for an undisclosed amount, executives announced Sept. 27.

The sale will close Oct. 1. GateHouse Media publishes 145 daily publications. It operates in more than 570 markets across 37 states, reaching more than 23 million people on a weekly basis and serving more than 220,000 business customers.

Chris Reen, publisher of The Oklahoman and president of The Oklahoman Media Company, said he is pleased to turn over the newspaper and assets to GateHouse. "GateHouse has the scale and broad expertise needed to keep The Oklahoman strong well into the future. It was important for us to sell to a strong company that is 100 percent devoted to ethical journalism."

Reen will remain with The Anschutz Corp. Jim Hopson of Gatehouse will be the interim publisher.

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