Gannett

Gannett Announces Closing of Debt Refinancing

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:30am

The obligations of the Borrower under the Credit Facility are guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Company and the Guarantors.

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  • The obligations of the Borrower under the Credit Facility are guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Company and the Guarantors.
  • "Since the acquisition of legacy Gannett in November 2019, we have paid down $379 million of debt and reduced our cost of capital by 570 basis points.
  • The Company expects to continue to optimize its overall capital structure and aggressively pay down debt, which will continue to reduce our annual interest expense and overall leverage.
  • Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive.

Expert.ai Named Winner in 2021 API Awards

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Expert.ai is excited to announce thatthe expert.ai Natural Language(NL) APIhas won a 2021 API Award in the Best API Debutcategory.The 2021 API Awards celebrate the incredible technical innovation, adoption, and reception in the API & microservices industries and use by a global developer community.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Expert.ai is excited to announce thatthe expert.ai Natural Language(NL) APIhas won a 2021 API Award in the Best API Debutcategory.The 2021 API Awards celebrate the incredible technical innovation, adoption, and reception in the API & microservices industries and use by a global developer community.
  • Expert.ai's win here at the 2021 API Awards is evidence of their leading role in the growth of the API Economy," said Jonathan Pasky, Executive Producer & Co-Founder of DevNetwork, producer of API World & the 2021 API Awards.
  • The 2021 API Awards will be presented at the 2021 API Awards Ceremony during API World 2021 Virtual (Oct 26-28, 2021).
  • While waiting for the event and the 2021 API Awards Ceremony, start the conversation on expert.ai's Community site ,collaborate with other API enthusiasts and create new business relationships withresponsiveNL-based API solutions.

Gannett Announces Pricing of Senior Notes

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:48pm

Gannett Co., Inc. (Gannett, we, us, our, or the Company) (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Gannett Holdings LLC (the Issuer), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has priced $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.00% senior secured notes due 2026 (the Senior Notes).

Key Points: 
  • Gannett Co., Inc. (Gannett, we, us, our, or the Company) (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Gannett Holdings LLC (the Issuer), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has priced $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.00% senior secured notes due 2026 (the Senior Notes).
  • The sale of the Senior Notes is expected to close on October 15, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
  • The Company also is seeking to enter into a new senior secured term loan (the Credit Agreement) in a principal amount up to $550 million.
  • Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive.

USA TODAY NETWORK and Gannett Foundation Announce 2021 “A Community Thrives” National Grant Recipients

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

The grant will support the opening of the Tandem Birth Center and Midwifery Clinic in an underserved community.

Key Points: 
  • The grant will support the opening of the Tandem Birth Center and Midwifery Clinic in an underserved community.
  • A Community Thrives is a grant making and crowdfunding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK.
  • The initiative is part of the Gannett Foundation and supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building.
  • USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business.

Gannett Joins The SharpRank Platform

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:03pm

BALTIMORE, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett has joined the SharpRank platform, adding to the growing list of impactful groups placing a premium on data validity and market transparency.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett has joined the SharpRank platform, adding to the growing list of impactful groups placing a premium on data validity and market transparency.
  • "By working with SharpRank, we're increasing visibility into the world of sports betting while providing our readers next- product capabilities."
  • "The Gannett team is outstanding top to bottom, the company's core values shine through its team members.
  • SharpRank, Inc. is an independent ratings agency platform for sports betting experts, algorithms, prognosticators, and the public; leveraging its industry standard, proprietary, comprehensive, cross-sport, and ever evolving ranking algorithm.

Gannett Announces Offering of Senior Notes

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:17pm

Gannett Co., Inc. (Gannett, we, us, our, or the Company) (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Gannett Holdings LLC (the Issuer), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has commenced an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 (the Senior Notes).

Key Points: 
  • Gannett Co., Inc. (Gannett, we, us, our, or the Company) (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Gannett Holdings LLC (the Issuer), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has commenced an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 (the Senior Notes).
  • The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with the proceeds of a new Credit Agreement, to repay its existing term loan under its senior secured credit facilities.
  • The five-year Senior Notes will be secured by all or substantially all of the assets of the Issuer, the Company and the direct and indirect material domestic subsidiaries of the Issuer.
  • The completion of the Credit Agreement is contingent upon the successful offering of the Senior Notes.

DallasNews Corporation Announces Election of Dunia A. Shive as Director

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:30pm

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DallasNews Corporation (Nasdaq: DALN) (the Company) today announced that Dunia A. Shive has been elected a director by the Company's Board of Directors.

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  • DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DallasNews Corporation (Nasdaq: DALN) (the Company) today announced that Dunia A. Shive has been elected a director by the Company's Board of Directors.
  • Shive will serve on the Board's compensation and management development committee as well as the nominating and corporate governance committee.
  • Shive currently serves on the boards of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (since 2019), Main Street Capital Corporation (since 2020), and Trinity Industries, Inc. (since 2014).
  • John A. Beckert, Lead Director of DallasNews Corporation and chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee, said, Dunia is very familiar with the Company and the complexities of the media environment in which we are operating.

Piano Announces New Digital Analytics Solution, Challenging Google and Adobe

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Piano Analytics generates a single source of truth in reporting, for segments, or for targeting by unifying data, including marketing analytics, product analytics, content analytics, transaction data and first-party data.

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  • Piano Analytics generates a single source of truth in reporting, for segments, or for targeting by unifying data, including marketing analytics, product analytics, content analytics, transaction data and first-party data.
  • Piano Analytics is also privacy-centric built to comply with the strictest privacy laws in the world and is the only major analytics provider to receive an exemption from the French administrative body CNIL, allowing Piano to collect analytics without first requiring user consent.
  • Piano Analytics helps organizations adapt to the digital diversity of the modern market with:
    Full Integration:Piano Analytics brings teams onto the same page by unifying data that was previously only available in specialty tools like CDPs, newsroom analytics products, transactional reporting, product analytics tools or video analytics tools.
  • The Piano Analytics launch is a result of Piano's March 2021 acquisition of France-based AT Internet , a European leader in digital analytics and contextual data.

Advancing Diversity Week: More than 80 Media & Ad Community Leaders Focus on Advancing Diverse Talent Retention September 20-23

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:37pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient; Aline Santos, Chief Brand Officer and Chief Equity Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Unilever; Domonique Worship, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, NBA; Chinwe Esimai, Managing Director, Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer, Citigroup Inc.; Marcien Jenckes, President, Advertising, Comcast Cable
    Sade Muhammad, VP, Representation and Inclusion, Forbes; Whitney Maddox, Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, NPR; Chequan Lewis, Chief Equity Officer, Pizza Hut U.S.; Tsedale M. Melaku, Sociologist and Author, You Don't Look Like a Lawyer; Mary Watson, VP, Culture and People Experience, Mediabrands Worldwide; DK Bartley, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Moody's Corporation
    Mizell Stewart, VP, News Performance, Talent & Partnerships, Gannett, USA TODAY NETWORK; Brian Vaught, EVP, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, Publicis Media; Ci Ci Holloway, Chief People and Diversity Officer, Intersection; LaToya Johnson, Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Gannett, USA TODAY NETWORK; Michele Laven, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, iHeartMedia; Laurel Rossi, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Creative Spirit US
    Jacqueline Cutler, Columnist, Behind the Scenes in Hollywood, MediaVillage; Nikki Love, VP, Development & Production, ALLBLK, AMC Networks; Lorna Osunsanmi, Producer, Writer, CW's All-American; Valerie Graves, Author, Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be, Public Speaker and Creative Consultant; Belinda Smith, CEO Americas, m/SIX; Brian Owens, SVP, Commerce Strategy, VMLY&R COMMERCE
    Does Media Drive Culture or Does Culture Drive Media?
  • Juan Ayala, Columnist and Podcast Host, MediaVillage; Ramtin Arablouei, host of NPR's Throughline podcast;Manni L. Perez,Actress; Cassandra James, Actress, General Hospital; Joon Lee, Staff Writer, ESPN Inc.; Gabriela Bauelos (0hgaby), Content Creator, Host, Actor, Univision Creator Network
    Jacqueline Cutler, Columnist, Behind the Scenes in Hollywood, MediaVillage;

Google Ad Manager slips in Ad Security Second Quarter in a Row says latest report from Confiant

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

For the second quarter in a row, Google Ad Manager underperformed in ad security, ranking 11th of 12 tracked SSPs.

Key Points: 
  • For the second quarter in a row, Google Ad Manager underperformed in ad security, ranking 11th of 12 tracked SSPs.
  • A slip of this kind could have a significant impact on overall ad security given the large volume of ad traffic handled by the internet giant.
  • While Ad Manager underperformed, the report shows Google's Chrome browser outperformed it's closest browser competitors, Firefox and Safari.
  • Confiant first introduced our quarterly report, originally known as the Demand Quality Report, in September 2018, as the industry's first benchmark report.