by Max Brantley
“We are excited about the new available resources and opportunities with GateHouse Media and anticipate a new synergy to emerge with the existing GateHouse properties across the state. We will continue to evolve as a multi-platform media company that includes print and digital solutions for both our readers and advertisers.”The record in Arkansas to date is not encouraging for a greater investment in news coverage. GateHouse has reduced staffs and publication frequency and consolidated a number of Central Arkansas publications. Its properties include Fort Smith, Pine Bluff, Arkadelphia and Hope newspapers and weeklies in Pulaski and nearby counties. It recently closed the organization's state Capitol bureau.