(MONEY.CNN) — Gannett, the owner of USA Today, joins the long line of TV-focused media companies to split off its newspaper business.
The spin-off plan, announced Tuesday morning, means the newspaper company will go it alone in a challenging print environment.
The television stations and websites currently owned by Gannett (GCI) will be operated under a new name, while the publishing company will retain the Gannett name. But make no mistake: it's the papers that are being shed.
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