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Newspaper deal falls apart as Gannett gives up on Tronc

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USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett since April because it said it preferred to go it alone and focus on tech-driven initiatives involving artificial intelligence and global expansion in entertainment news…

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Putting a face on Gannett’s ‘2 percent workforce reduction’

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Susan Ledford wasn’t an immediately recognizable name from the Tallahassee Democrat‘s newsroom. Unlike Gerald Ensley or Bill Cotterell, she didn’t ride on parade floats or get to be known by governors and lawmakers. But for nearly three decades, Ledford helped make the trains run on time, night after night. Ledford — who’s been a copy editor, page designer, production planner, and numerous other titles over her 28 years — was given the proverbial ax this week, just one casualty of Democrat owner Gannett Co.‘s decision to trim…

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