The Liberty Group Publishing name will disappear because there are too many businesses named Liberty, newly-named GateHouse Media CEO Mike Reed told Editor & Publisher, the newspaper industry magazine.
The new name, Reed told the magazine reflects GateHouse newspapers' status as the gatekeepers of local information. "So we’re standing at the GateHouse at the walls of the town," he said.
The move of the corporate headquarters from a Chicago suburb to Rochester, N. Y., is happening primarily because Reed is from the Rochester area, he told the magazine. The company will now do such things as file corporate income tax returns, have a human resources department, and a staff of auditors working out of Rochester, the article said. Previously, these items had been outsourced.