Gannett Co. has officially acquired Journal Media Group, including its 15 daily newspapers and affiliated digital assets.

Prior to the move, the U.S. Department of Justice closed its investigation of Gannett’s proposed acquisition and granted early termination of the waiting period under antitrust law.

Gannett now operates USA Today and 107 dailies in 34 states and Guam, in addition to Newsquest in the U.K., with its 150 local digital and print news brands.

Its five Indiana nameplates include The Indianapolis Star and Journal & Courier (Lafayette)

Journal Media Group included print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in nine states, including the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana.