In June 2016, Gannett has licensed 15 new sites to its corporate Layout-8000 system. This supports Gannett's acquisition of Journal Media Group, a deal that was finalized in April 2016. Journal Media Group was formed in 2015 through a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications, Inc.
After this addition, Layout-8000 will be used by Gannett to dummy more than 100 daily newspapers in 34 states and Guam. New publications include The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin's largest newspaper, two of Tennessee's largest dailies in The Knoxville News Sentinel and The Memphis Commercial Appeal and The Ventura County Star in Camarillo, CA.
A single server farm, or Gannett "Cloud" in the eastern US will host users nationwide.
The Layout-8000 deployment is integrated with the roll out of CCI Europe’s Enterprise NewsGate CMS, which Gannett is implementing to consolidate content for system wide sharing. Gannett will also create 5 design centers groupwide. SCS and CCI have developed an enhanced XML feed that will allow all daily and weekly publications to use a single XML data scheme.
Design centers slated to go into production with Layout-8000 are those in Asbury Park, NJ, Des Moines, IA, Phoenix, AZ and Nashville, TN. The hubs will also be responsible for paginating content for sister U.S. Community Newspaper sites within their regions.