There may soon be another move toward consolidation in the newspaper industry.

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Two of the country’s largest newspaper companies are in “advanced talks” according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The Journal says that Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, and GateHouse Media, the owner of the Austin American-Statesman, Palm Beach Post and many papers in small- and mid-sized towns, are nearing a deal that would have GateHouse or its parent buy Gannett.