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Newsonomics: GateHouse’s new round of layoffs fits the sad logic of the coming consolidation
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Aug. 10, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

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That and other questions came up during this year’s WordPress Camp for Publishers, running Wednesday through Friday in Chicago. Brian Boyer of Spirited Media “forever ruined” Submit boxes for some attendees, but Austin Smith (CEO of Alley and the Lenfest Institute‘s recent entrepreneur-in-residence) also presented his report on the narrow path for local news. (Link to come once it’s published!) Here’s more of the conversation, and or check out videos of the talks here:

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Newsonomics: GateHouse’s new round of layoffs fits the sad logic of the coming consolidation
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