Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company. In the United States, the company publishes 85 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and nearly 900 non-daily publications. Along with each of its daily newspapers, the company operates Internet sites offering news and advertising that is customized for the market served and integrated with its publishing operations. USA TODAY.com is one of the most popular news sites on the Web. The company is the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S.
Newspaper publishing operations in the United Kingdom, operating as Newsquest, include 17 paid-for daily newspapers, approximately 300 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, locally integrated Web sites and classified business Web sites with national reach. Newsquest is the second largest regional newspaper publisher in the U.K.
In broadcasting, the company operates 23 television stations in the U.S. with a market reach of more than 20 million households. Each of these stations also operates locally oriented Internet sites offering news, entertainment and advertising content, in text and video format. Through its Captivate subsidiary, the broadcasting group delivers news and advertising to a highly desirable audience demographic through its video screens located in elevators of office towers and select hotels across North America.
Gannett's total Online U.S. Internet Audience in January 2008 was 25.8 million unique visitors, reaching about 15.9% of the Internet audience, as measured by Nielsen//NetRatings.
Complementing its core publishing and broadcasting businesses, the company made several advances in its digital strategy through key business acquisitions. These include PointRoll, which provides online advertisers with rich media marketing services; and Schedule Star, a company that manages HighSchoolSports.net, an online site serving the high school sports audience, and manages the Schedule Star solution for athletic directors. Also enhancing our digital strategy are our investments and partnerships in such companies as CareerBuilder, for employment advertising; Classified Ventures, for auto and real estate ads; Metromix, a platform for local entertainment Web sites; Topix.net, a news content aggregator; ShopLocal, a provider of online marketing solutions for local, regional and national advertisers; 4INFO, a leading mobile media and advertising company; ShermansTravel, an online travel service; and more.
Gannett was founded by Frank E. Gannett and associates in 1906 and incorporated in 1923. The company went public in 1967. It reincorporated in Delaware in 1972. Its more than 230 million outstanding shares of common stock are held by approximately 8,900 shareholders of record in all 50 states and several foreign countries. The company has approximately 46,100 employees. Its headquarters are in McLean, Va., near Washington, D.C.