Gannett to take over Ohio State Lantern’s business operations

Gannett’s Media Network of Central Ohio (MNCO) has printed and distributed The Lantern for about six years, and starting July 1 it will run the Ohio State University paper’s advertising and business operations too.

The three-year deal “blindsided” some Lantern student employees, the newspaper reports. One staffer says “no one saw it coming especially after the awesome year we had.” He adds: I don’t want to come back and then find out I don’t have a job. I’m not going to interview for a job I’ve had for three years.”

* Gannett to take over The Lantern’s business operations (The Lantern)