GateHouse Media, the parent company that owns The Shawnee News-Star, has purchased The Oklahoman, it was just announced this morning.

The Oklahoman Media Company has been sold to GateHouse Media for an undisclosed amount and the sale will close on Oct. 1.

GateHouse Media publishes 145 daily publications and operates in more than 570 markets across 37 states.

In addition to The Shawnee News-Star, Gatehouse Media already owns several newspapers in Oklahoma, including The Journal Record, The Ardmoreite and The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.

GateHouse Media's parent company is publicly traded New Media Investment Group (NEWM) of New York.

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