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The Chain Gang: One Newspaper versus the Gannett Empire

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"They're closing in on me, Dick, and I'm afraid they're going to get me," said Frank Wood, publisher of the Green Bay News-Chronicle, in a phone call to his friend and colleague, Richard McCord. Drained of cash and spirit, Wood could not hold out much longer against a devouring giant, the Gannett Company. As editor and publisher of the nationally distinguished weekly Santa ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published December 3rd 2001 by University of Missouri (first published 1996)
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Jul 15, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing
This book struck a personal note for me because I once wrote for the Green Bay News-Chronicle (as mentioned in this book) which put up a strong fight, but swallowed up by Gannett in 2005 - nine years after this book was written. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Ba...) I worked with extraordinarily talented people there and feel sad when I think of the death of the small newspapers.

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