From local to national, we engage the country to tell its stories.

Our purpose

To be a next-generation media company that empowers communities to connect, act and thrive.

We Believe

We push media boundaries to break away from passive consumption and instead drive real change.

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Meet the people guiding our next-generation media company.

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Board of directors

See the decision makers overseeing our corporation.

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Company profile.

Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. With the iconic USA TODAY, 92 strong local media organizations in 33 states and Guam, and with more than 160 local news brands online in the U.K., we provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.

Each month more than 95 million unique visitors access content from USA TODAY and Gannett’s local media organizations, putting the company squarely in the Top 10 U.S. news and information category. U.S. newspapers add an additional audience of 9 million readers every weekday.

Utilizing innovations in technology, digital media and print publishing, our 360° storytelling is offered in markets all across the U.S. From local townships to the national stage, we keep readers informed with what interests them most. When their hometown celebrates, we all share in that joy. When the nation is challenged, we band together as a community. Our voices are strongest together.


Our history.

Gannett Co. Inc. traces its origins to 1906, when founder Frank Gannett and his associates bought a half interest in upstate New York's Elmira Gazette. From that point on, Gannett continued to acquire and oversee multiple local newspapers along the Northeastern United States, and eventually throughout the country. In 1982, Gannett created USA TODAY, a national newspaper that approached content and design in a bold new way.

Early on, Gannett established a policy for local editorial autonomy and championed technological advancement at their media organizations—which expanded to their growing network of radio, television and cable stations. As a known leader in the invention and utilization of technology, Gannett continues to set industry standards with its digital and mobile products.

On August 5, 2014, Gannett announced it was splitting into two separate organizations. The former head of U.S. Community Publishing, Robert Dickey, was named to lead the new Gannett as its president and CEO.

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One Day to Change Everything.

Make a Difference Day.

For 24 years we've been making a difference by encouraging everyone to take a single day, once a year, to help impact the life of someone else. And what most of our volunteers discover is that their lives are positively impacted as well.