Smart takes on Gannett-Belo deal

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Thursday’s news that Gannett Co. forged a deal to acquire Belo Corp. for $2.2 billion, in a transaction that would create the fourth-largest owner of network-affiliated TV stations, inspired some very intelligent coverage. Here is a selection:

For a top-notch general story, there was this item by the always-reliable Brian Stelter of the New York Times.


— David B. Wilkerson

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