I've now had at least two readers ask if I know whether Gannett is interested in buying The Daytona Beach News-Journal, which owners put up for sale last month after losing a costly court fight with minority owner Cox Enterprises. The Davidson family-owned paper's circulation is about 100,000 weekdays, and 120,000 Sundays.
I'd be surprised if Gannett bought any more print papers, given all the challenges it already faces with its existing portfolio. Still, the Daytona paper is just 90 miles north of Florida Today, in Melbourne; at the right price, there may be some synergistic clustering (oooooh!) opportunities.
Related: Is Gannett going to bid for Journal Register Co.?
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[Image: this morning's News-Journal, Newseum]