The Providence Journal Selects BestRide.com to Power New and Pre-Owned Car Searches on providencejournal.com

FAIRPORT, N.Y.--()--GateHouse Media LLC announced today that the The Providence Journal has selected BestRide.com as its online automotive platform. The Providence Journal's online readers will now have direct access to BestRide.com's automotive research tools and extensive local and nationwide database of new and pre-owned cars for sale.

BestRide.com aims to help The Providence Journal's car shoppers find their next new or pre-owned car by giving them the tools they need at every stage of their car buying experience, all on a cleanly-designed site built with the user in mind. Whether they are browsing the latest designs, researching models that fit their budget, or are ready to find a dealer and take a test drive, BestRide can help.

"We enjoy tremendous support from automotive dealers across the country,” said Kirk Davis, Chief Executive Officer of GateHouse Media. “Best Ride, which we're rolling out today in Rhode Island to coincide with our purchase of The Providence Journal, will showcase a deep inventory of vehicles for sale, along with the tools and research consumers desire. This will result in an effective online marketplace and we're excited to bring it to Rhode Island."

“Under this partnership, Providence Journal readers will be able to search BestRide’s extensive new and used car inventory directly from providencejournal.com’s Car section,” said Scott Connolly, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Providence Journal. “BestRide.com is a leader among automotive websites and will enhance our readers buying experience by giving them access to car shopping tools they desire and massive inventory to search from. For sellers, BestRide.com provides more opportunities to connect with these shoppers.”

About BestRide.com

With over 6 million new and used car inventory listings from automotive dealers and private sellers from across the country, BestRide.com is a leading destination for online car shoppers. BestRide.com is visited by over 20 million car shoppers each month providing them with comprehensive pricing information, unique automotive research, side-by-side comparison tools, photos, and new car test drives all in an easy to navigate, cleanly-designed website. Launched in 2012, BestRide.com is a division of GateHouse Media LLC.

About The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal is southern New England’s leading news organization that publishes high-quality, local content and offers innovative multimedia marketing solutions. Our local journalism appears in Rhode Island’s largest newspaper The Providence Journal—winner of four Pulitzer Prizes— and on providencejournal.com — the region’s most visited local website. Over half-a-million local adults consume The Providence Journal’s news and information in print, online and across mobile devices. The Providence Journal newspaper and providencejournal.com are owned and operated by GateHouse Media LLC, a subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc. (NYSE:NEWM).

About GateHouse Media

GateHouse Media LLC, headquartered in Fairport, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc. (NYSE:NEWM), which is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 92 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of approximately 12 million per week across 27 states through hundreds of community publications and local websites. For more information regarding GateHouse Media, please visit www.gatehousemedia.com.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
BestRide.com
Jim Lawyer, 518-321-4547
Director of Automotive
or
The Providence Journal
Scott C. Connolly, 401-277-7472
Senior Vice President
or
Investor Inquiries:
New Media Investment Group
Investor Relations, 212-479-3160
ir@newmediainv.com

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Contacts

Media Inquiries:
BestRide.com
Jim Lawyer, 518-321-4547
Director of Automotive
or
The Providence Journal
Scott C. Connolly, 401-277-7472
Senior Vice President
or
Investor Inquiries:
New Media Investment Group
Investor Relations, 212-479-3160
ir@newmediainv.com