Quincy Media, owner and operator of The Herald-Whig and WGEM-TV/Radio, has agreed to purchase the Hannibal Courier-Post, Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper.

The move will bring control of the newspaper, now owned by GateHouse Media, back to the Hannibal area.

“This purchase helps us advance our mission of producing the highest-quality journalism and serving the interests of our local communities,” said Ralph M. Oakley, president/CEO of Quincy Media. Quincy is around a half-hour drive to Hannibal.

The purchase is expected to close later this summer.

Quincy Media has properties in 16 television markets.

GateHouse bought the Courier-Post in 2007, along with 13 other daily papers, from Morris Publishing Group. 

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