Related Party Transactions [Abstract] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Related Party Transaction [Axis] Related Party Transaction [Axis] Related Party Transaction [Domain] Related Party Transaction [Domain] Management Agreement [Member] Management Agreement [Member] Management Agreement [Member] Gatehouse Management and Advisory Agreement [Member] Gatehouse Management and Advisory Agreement [Member] Gatehouse Management and Advisory Agreement [Member] Holdings I Management Agreement [Member] Holdings I Management Agreement [Member] Holdings I Management Agreement [Member] Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Domain] Related Party [Domain] New Castle Investment Group, Inc. [Member] Principal Owner [Member] Fortress and its affiliates [Member] Beneficial Owner [Member] Affiliated Entity [Member] Affiliated Entity [Member] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Percent of the company owned Beneficial Ownership Percentage Percentage of the beneficial owners interest in the reporting entity's outstanding common stock. Percentage of the Company's outstanding warrants Beneficial Ownership Warrant Percentage Percentage of its beneficial owners interest in the reporting entity's outstanding warrants. Stock options held Stock options held Number of stock options held Dividends paid Dividends Commercial printing revenue for a related party Related Party Commercial Printing Revenue Revenues from commercial printing services rendered to a company that a an officer of the reporting entity has an interest in. Management fee Management Fee Amount of management fees that reporting entity recorded in the period pursuant to the management agreement. Incentive compensation Incentive compensation Amount of incentive compensation that the reporting entity recorded in the period pursuant to the management agreement. Paid management fee Paid management fee Amount of management fees paid by the reporting entity in the period pursuant to the management agreement. Paid incentive fee Paid Incentive Fee Amount of management fees paid by the reporting entity in the period pursuant to the management agreement. Reimbursement for expenses Reimbursement for expenses Amount reimbursed to other parties by the reporting entity for expenses paid on other parties behalf. Management incentive fee liability Management incentive fee liability Management and incentive fee liability. Initial term of management and advisory agreement Management and Advisory Agreement, Initial Term Management and Advisory Agreement, Initial Term Renewal term of management and advisory agreement Management and Advisory Agreement, Renewal Term Management and Advisory Agreement, Renewal Term Percentage of GateHouse's gross equity used to calculate the annual management fee Annual Management Fee Percent The percent of the new holding company's gross equity used to calculate the annual management fee the Plan Sponsor will receive for managing the new holding company. Annual management fee Annual management fee Annual management fee the reporting entity will receive for managing the Variable Interest Entity (VIE). Maximum annual management fee Maximum annual management fee Maximum annual management fee GateHouse Media will receive for managing Local Media. Minimum percentage of common stock outstanding required to exercise Shelf Registration, Minimum Percentage of Common Stock Outstanding Required to Exercise Shelf Registration, Minimum Percentage of Common Stock Outstanding Required to Exercise Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] 2018 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Next Twelve Months 2019 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Two 2020 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Three 2021 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Four 2022 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Five Thereafter Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, after Year Five Net Carrying Amount Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Net Quarterly Financial Information Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Quarterly Results Quarterly Financial Information [Table Text Block] Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract] Basis of Presentation Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block] Use of Estimates Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fiscal Year Fiscal Period, Policy [Policy Text Block] Accounts Receivable Trade and Other Accounts Receivable, Policy [Policy Text Block] Inventory Inventory, Policy [Policy Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Business Combinations Business Combinations and Other Purchase of Business Transactions, Policy [Policy Text Block] Goodwill, Intangible, and Long-Lived Assets Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block] Equity Investments Equity and Cost Method Investments, Policy [Policy Text Block] Revenue Recognition Revenue Recognition, Policy [Policy Text Block] Income Taxes Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fair Value of Financial Instruments Fair Value of Financial Instruments, Policy [Policy Text Block] Cash Equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block] Deferred Financing Costs Deferred Charges, Policy [Policy Text Block] Advertising Costs Advertising Cost, Policy, Expensed Advertising Cost [Policy Text Block] Earnings (loss) per share Earnings Per Share, Policy [Policy Text Block] Stock-based Employee Compensation Share-based Compensation, Option and Incentive Plans Policy [Policy Text Block] Pension and Postretirement Liabilities Pension and Other Postretirement Plans, Policy [Policy Text Block] Self-Insurance Liability Accruals Self Insurance Policy [Policy Text Block] Disclosure of accounting policy for self insurance. Reclassifications Reclassification, Policy [Policy Text Block] Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Business Combinations [Abstract] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group, Disposed of by Sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Disposal Group, Disposed of by Sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Las Vegas Review Journal [Member] Las Vegas Review Journal [Member] Las Vegas Review Journal [Member] Business Combinations [Axis] Business Combinations [Axis] Business Combinations [Domain] Business Combinations [Domain] Stephens [Member] Stephens [Member] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Sale Price Sale Price The price that the reporting entity sold assets for. Working capital adjustment Working capital adjustment Adjustment to the working capital paid. Gain on sale Disposal Group, Not Discontinued Operation, Gain (Loss) on Disposal Current assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets, Current Property, plant and equipment Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Property, Plant and Equipment, Noncurrent Intangible assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Intangible Assets, Noncurrent Goodwill Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Goodwill, Noncurrent Total assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets Current liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liabilities, Current Total liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liabilities Net assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets (Liabilities), Net Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets (Liabilities), Net Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Reconciliation of Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Excluding Amounts Pertaining to Examined Tax Returns [Roll Forward] Uncertain tax positions, beginning balance Unrecognized Tax Benefits Decrease resulting from prior period tax positions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Decrease Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Increases based on tax positions in current period and tax attribute reductions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Current Period Tax Positions Uncertain tax positions, ending balance Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract] Schedule of Restructuring and Related Costs [Table] Schedule of Restructuring and Related Costs [Table] Restructuring Type [Axis] Restructuring Type [Axis] Type of Restructuring [Domain] Type of Restructuring [Domain] Severance and Related Costs [Member] Employee Severance [Member] Other Costs [Member] Facility Closing [Member] Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items] Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items] Restructuring Reserve [Roll Forward] Restructuring Reserve [Roll Forward] Balance at beginning of period Restructuring Reserve Restructuring provision included in Integration and Reorganization Restructuring Reserve Expense Reserve increase representing the amount charged against earnings in the period for a specified incurred and estimated type of cost associated with exit from or disposal of business activities or restructuring pursuant to a duly authorized plan. Reversal of prior accruals included in Integration and Reorganization Restructuring Reserve, Accrual Adjustment Restructuring accrual transferred with disposition of the Review-Journal Restructuring accrual sold Restructuring accrual transferred with disposition of the Review-Journal. Other restructuring expenses Other restructuring expenses Amount of other expenses associated with exit or disposal activities pursuant to an authorized plan. Restructuring accrual assumed from acquisition Restructuring accrual assumed from acquisitions Reserve increase representing the amount charged against earnings in the period from a business combination for a specified incurred and estimated type of cost associated with exit from or disposal of business activities or restructuring pursuant to a duly authorized plan. Cash payments Payments for Restructuring Balance at end of period Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Organization, Consolidation, Basis of Presentation, Business Description and Accounting Policies [Text Block] Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract] Share-Based Compensation Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Text Block] Subsequent Events [Abstract] Subsequent Events Subsequent Events [Text Block] Income Taxes Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Acquisitions and Dispositions Business Combinations [Text Block] The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable). Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Advertiser Relationships [Member] Advertiser Relationships [Member] Customer Relationships [Member] Customer Relationships [Member] Subscriber Relationships [Member] Subscriber Relationships [Member] Other Intangible Assets [Member] Other Intangible Assets [Member] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Goodwill [Member] Goodwill [Member] Mastheads [Member] Mastheads [Member] Goodwill and Intangible Assets [Line Items] Goodwill [Line Items] Gross carrying amount Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Gross Accumulated amortization Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Accumulated Amortization Goodwill Goodwill Mastheads Other Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets Total Intangible Assets, Net (Including Goodwill) Document and Entity Information [Abstract] Entity Registrant Name Trading Symbol Entity Central Index Key Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Filer Category Document Type Document Period End Date Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Amendment Flag Entity Common Stock Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Public Float Quarterly Results (unaudited) Quarterly Financial Information [Text Block] Debt Disclosure [Abstract] 2018 Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Next Twelve Months 2019 Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Year Two 2020 Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Year Three 2021 Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Year Four 2022 Long-term Debt, Maturities, Repayments of Principal in Year Five Total outstanding debt Long-term Debt Less: Short-term debt Debt, Current Less: Remaining original issue discount Debt Instrument, Unamortized Discount Less: Deferred financing costs Debt Issuance Costs, Net Long-term debt Long-term Debt, Excluding Current Maturities Computed “expected” tax expense (benefit) Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Amount Increase (decrease) in income tax benefit resulting from: Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Amount [Abstract] State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Amount Net nondeductible meals, entertainment, and other expenses Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Other, Amount Tax Effects- 2017 Legislation Tax attribute reduction Finalization of tax attribute reduction adjustment from cancellation of indebtedness. Change in valuation allowance Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Amount Increase (decrease) to provision for unrecognized tax benefits Income Tax Reconciliation Expired Nondeductible Expense Charitable Contributions The portion of the difference between total income tax expense or benefit as reported in the Income Statement for the period and the expected income tax expense or benefit computed by applying the domestic federal statutory income tax rates to pretax income from continuing operations attributable to nondeductible charitable contributions that have expired under enacted tax laws. Alternative minimum tax Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Alternative Minimum Tax Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Alternative Minimum Tax Other Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Adjustments, Amount Total income tax expense (benefit) Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Non-current deferred tax assets/(liabilities): Components of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities [Abstract] Accounts receivable Deferred Tax Assets, Accounts Receivable Deferred Tax Assets, Accounts Receivable Accrued expenses Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Reserves and Accruals, Accrued Liabilities Inventory capitalization Deferred Tax Assets, Inventory Alternative minimum tax credit Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Credit Carryforwards, Alternative Minimum Tax Pension and other postretirement benefit obligation Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Compensation and Benefits, Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefit Obligation Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Compensation and Benefits, Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefit Obligation Definite and indefinite lived intangible assets Deferred Tax Assets, Goodwill and Intangible Assets Net operating losses Deferred Tax Assets, Operating Loss Carryforwards Fixed assets Deferred Tax Liabilities, Property, Plant and Equipment Gross non-current deferred tax assets/liabilities Deferred Tax Assets (Liabilities), Gross, Noncurrent Deferred Tax Assets (Liabilities), Gross, Noncurrent Less valuation allowance Deferred Tax Assets, Valuation Allowance Net deferred tax liabilities Deferred Tax Liabilities, Net Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Restricted cash - Collateral standby letters of credit in the name of the Companys insurers Restricted Cash and Investments, Current Retirement Benefits [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Deferred Bonus and Profit Sharing Arrangements, Individual Contracts, Type of Deferred Compensation [Axis] Deferred Bonus and Profit Sharing Arrangements, Individual Contracts, Type of Deferred Compensation [Axis] Deferred Bonus and Profit Sharing Arrangement, Individual Contract, Type of Deferred Compensation [Domain] Deferred Bonus and Profit Sharing Arrangement, Individual Contract, Type of Deferred Compensation [Domain] Publishers' Deferred Compensation [Member] Deferred Profit Sharing [Member] Executive Benefit Deferred Compensation Plan [Member] Executive Benefit Deferred Compensation Plan [Member] Executive Deferral Deferred Compensation Plan [Member] Executive Deferral Deferred Compensation Plan [Member] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Table Text Block [Line Items] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Table Text Block [Line Items] Maximum annual contributions per employee, percent Defined Contribution Plan, Maximum Annual Contributions Per Employee, Percent Company's matching contributions Defined Contribution Plan, Cost Employer discretionary contribution amount Defined Contribution Plan, Employer Discretionary Contribution Amount Number of deferred compensation plans Number of Deferred Compensation Plans Number of Deferred Compensation Plans Vesting period in years Vesting period in years Number of years that the benefits under the plan vest at. Percent of accrued benefits that have vested Vested Percent The percent of accrued benefits under the benefit plan that have vested. Compensation expense Deferred Compensation Arrangement with Individual, Compensation Expense Percent of annual compensation that can be deferred Annual Compensation Defer Percent The percent of employees annual compensation that employee can elect to defer under the benefit plan. Revenues Revenues Goodwill and mastheads impairment Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment Gain on sale of assets Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Property Plant Equipment, Excluding Oil and Gas Property and Timber Property Goodwill and mastheads impairment Mastheads impairment Amount of write-down of mastheads recognized in the income statement. Operating income Operating Income (Loss) (Loss) income before income taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Domestic Net (loss) income Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Basic (loss) income per share (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted (loss) income per share (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Equity, Share-based Compensation and Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Equity, Share-based Compensation and Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Equity Stockholders' Equity Note, Share-based Compensation and Earnings Per Share [Text Block] Stockholders' Equity Note, Share-based Compensation and Earnings Per Share [Text Block] Number of Options Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Options outstanding, beginning balance (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Exercised (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period Options outstanding, ending balance (in shares) Exercisable (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Weighted-Average Grant Date Fair Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value [Abstract] Outstanding, weighted-average grant date fair value, beginning balance (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Outstanding, weighted-average grant date fair value, ending balance (in dollars per share) Weighted-Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract] Outstanding, weighted-average exercise price, beginning balance (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Outstanding, weighted-average exercise price, ending balance (in dollars per share) Exercisable, weighted-average exercise price (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Weighted-Average Remaining Contractual Term (Years) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Additional Disclosures [Abstract] Outstanding, weighted-average remaining contractual term (years) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Exercisable, weighted-average remaining contractual term (years) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Outstanding, aggregate intrinsic value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value Exercisable, aggregate intrinsic value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Intrinsic Value Payables and Accruals [Abstract] Accrued Expenses Accrued Expenses [Text Block] The entire disclosure for accrued liabilities at the end of the reporting period. Schedule of Changes in Projected Benefit Obligations and Amounts Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Schedule Changes In Projected Benefit Obligations Amounts Recognized In Other Comprehensive Income Loss Table Text Block [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the change in the benefit obligation of pension plans and/or other employee benefit plans from the beginning to the end of the period, showing separately, if applicable, the effects of the following: service cost, interest cost, contributions by plan participants, actuarial gains and losses, foreign currency exchange rate changes, benefits paid, plan amendments, business combinations, divestitures, curtailments, settlements, and special and contractual termination benefits. Also, tabular disclosure of the changes in plan assets and benefit obligations recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) during the period. Assumptions Used to Determine Defined Benefit Pension and Postretirement Plans Costs Schedule of Assumptions Used [Table Text Block] Schedule of Effect of One-Percentage-Point Change in Assumed Health Care Cost Trend Rates Schedule of Effect of One-Percentage-Point Change in Assumed Health Care Cost Trend Rates [Table Text Block] Schedule of Allocation of Plan Assets Schedule of Allocation of Plan Assets [Table Text Block] Schedule of Expected Benefit Payments Schedule of Expected Benefit Payments [Table Text Block] Schedule of Multiemployer Plans Schedule of Multiemployer Plans [Table Text Block] Severance and related costs Severance Costs Reversal of prior accruals Severance and other costs assumed from acquisition Other costs Other Restructuring Costs Cash payments Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Trade Names [Member] Trade Names [Member] Noncompete Agreements [Member] Noncompete Agreements [Member] Technology-Based Intangible Assets [Member] Technology-Based Intangible Assets [Member] Business Acquisition [Axis] Business Acquisition [Axis] Business Acquisition, Acquiree [Domain] Business Acquisition, Acquiree [Domain] 2016 Acquistions [Member] Two Thousand Sixteen Acquistions [Member] Two Thousand Sixteen Acquistions [Member] 2017 Acquisitions [Member] Two Thousand Seventeen Acquisitions [Member] TwoThousandSeventeenAcquisitions [Member] Halifax Media Group [Member] Halifax Media Group [Member] 2015 Acquisitions [Member] Additional Acquisitions [Member] Business Acquisition [Line Items] Business Acquisition [Line Items] Current assets Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Current Assets Other assets Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Other Noncurrent Assets Property, plant and equipment Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Property, Plant, and Equipment Software Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Software The amount of identifiable software recognized as of the acquisition date. Trade names Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Trade Names The amount of identifiable trade names recognized as of the acquisition date. Licensing agreements Licensing agreements The amount of identifiable licensing agreements recognized as of the acquisition date. Noncompete agreements Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Noncompete The amount of identifiable noncompete agreements recognized as of the acquisition date. Advertiser relationships Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Advertiser The amount of identifiable advertiser relationships recognized as of the acquisition date. Subscriber relationships Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Subscriber The amount of identifiable subscriber relationships recognized as of the acquisition date. Customer relationships Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Customer The amount of identifiable customer relationships recognized as of the acquisition date. Mastheads Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Mastheads The amount of identifiable mastheads recognized as of the acquisition date. Goodwill Business Combination Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired Goodwill Amount of goodwill arising from a business combination, which is the excess of the cost of the acquired entity over the amounts assigned to assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Total assets Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Assets Current liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Current Liabilities Debt assumed Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Current Liabilities, Long-term Debt Pension obligations Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Pension Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Pension Other long-term liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Noncurrent Liabilities, Other Total liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Liabilities Net assets Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired, Goodwill, and Liabilities Assumed, Net Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Defined Benefit Plan, Asset Categories [Axis] Defined Benefit Plan, Asset Categories [Axis] Plan Asset Categories [Domain] Plan Asset Categories [Domain] Equity Funds [Member] Equity Funds [Member] Fixed Income Funds [Member] Fixed Income Funds [Member] Cash and Cash Equivalents [Member] Cash and Cash Equivalents [Member] Other [Member] Other Plan Asset [Member] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Dollar Assets, Fair Value Disclosure, Recurring Percent Defined Benefit Plan, Actual Plan Asset Allocations Related-Party Transactions Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block] Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Net actuarial gain (loss) and prior service cost, income tax Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, Tax Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Title of Individual [Axis] Title of Individual [Axis] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Director [Member] Director [Member] Employee [Member] Employee [Member] Employee [Member] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based compensation cost Share-based Compensation Share-based compensation cost, unrecognized, related to non-vested rewards Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Nonvested Awards, Compensation Cost Not yet Recognized Weighted average period remaining stock comp expense recognition Weighted average remaining stock comp expense recognition The weighted average period over which unrecognized compensation is expected to be recognized for equity-based compensation plans, using a decimal to express in number of years. Restricted share grants authorized Restricted share grants authorized The number of grants authorized during the period on other than stock (or unit) option plans (for example, phantom stock or unit plan, stock or unit appreciation rights plan, performance target plan). Restricted share grants (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Restricted share grants vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period Restricted shares forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeited in Period Unvested RSGs (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number Unvested RSGs, weighted average grant date fair value (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Aggregate intrinsic value, unvested RSGs Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Aggregate Intrinsic Value, Nonvested Restructuring Program Activity Schedule of Restructuring Reserve by Type of Cost [Table Text Block] Schedule of Restructuring Costs and Cash Paid Restructuring and Related Costs [Table Text Block] Schedule of Accrued Expenses Schedule of Accrued Liabilities [Table Text Block] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Pension Plan [Member] Pension Plan [Member] Postretirement [Member] Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member] 2018 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Next Twelve Months 2019 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Year Two 2020 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Year Three 2021 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Year Four 2022 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Year Five 2023-2027 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Benefit Payment, Five Fiscal Years Thereafter Employer contribution expected to be paid during the year ending December 30, 2018 Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Future Employer Contributions, Next Fiscal Year Subsequent Event [Table] Subsequent Event [Table] Credit Facility [Axis] Credit Facility [Axis] Credit Facility [Domain] Credit Facility [Domain] New Media Credit Agreement [Member] New Media Credit Agreement [Member] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] 2018 Incremental Term Loan [Member] Two Thousand Eighteen Incremental Term Loan [Member] Two Thousand Eighteen Incremental Term Loan [Member]. Secured Debt [Member] Secured Debt [Member] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Advantage Florida Debt [Member] Advantage Florida Debt [Member] Scenario [Axis] Scenario [Axis] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Forecast [Member] Scenario, Forecast [Member] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event [Member] Subsequent Event [Member] Wooster Republication Printing Company [Member] Wooster Republication Printing Company [Member] Wooster Republication Printing Company [Member] Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune [Member] Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune [Member] Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune [Member] Subsequent Events [Line Items] Subsequent Event [Line Items] Number of daily publications acquired Daily Publications Acquired Number of daily publications the reporting entity acquired in the business combination. Number of weekly publications acquired Number of Weekly Publications Acquired Number of Weekly Publications Acquired Total daily circulation Total daily circulation Total daily circulation from acquired entity. Sale price of disposition Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Consideration Repayments of debt Repayments of Long-term Debt Dividends [Abstract] Dividends [Abstract] Dividends paid Dividends Payable, Amount Per Share Dividend payable date Dividends Payable, Date to be Paid Dividend record date Dividends Payable, Date of Record Debt, principal amount Debt Instrument, Face Amount Debt Prepayment Premium Debt Prepayment Premium Debt prepayment premium. Cash payment to acquire business Payments to Acquire Businesses, Gross Income Statement [Abstract] Pension and other postretirement benefit items, income tax Pension and Postretirement Benefits Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Multiemployer Plans [Table] Schedule of Multiemployer Plans [Table] Multiemployer Plan Name [Axis] Multiemployer Plan Name [Axis] Multiemployer Plan Name [Domain] Multiemployer Plan Name [Domain] CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan [Member] Communications Workers America [Member] GCIU - Employer Retirement Benefit Plan [Member] Graphics Communications Conference I B T [Member] The Newspaper Guild International Pension Plan [Member] Newspaper Guild International Pension Plan [Member] Multiemployer Plans [Line Items] Multiemployer Plans [Line Items] Multiemployer plans, number of plans Multiemployer Plans, Number of Plans Multiemployer Plans, Number of Plans Red zone threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Red Zone Threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Red Zone Threshold Orange zone threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Orange Zone Threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Orange Zone Threshold Green zone threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Green Zone Threshold Multiemployer Plans, Funded Status, Green Zone Threshold Percentage of company's contributions (less than) Multiemployer Plan, Collective-Bargaining Arrangement, Required Percentage of Contributions EIN number Entity Tax Identification Number Zone status Multiemployer Plans, Certified Zone Status FIP/RP status, pending/implemented Multiemployer Plans, Funding Improvement Plan and Rehabilitation Plan Contributions Multiemployer Plan, Contributions by Employer Surcharge imposed Multiemployer Plans, Surcharge Significance of contributions Multiemployer Plans, Period Contributions, Significance of Contributions [true/false] Number of liabilities assumed Number of Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liabilities Assumed Number of Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liabilities Assumed Withdrawal obligation Multiemployer Plans, Withdrawal Obligation Withdrawal obligation, term Multiemployer Plans, Withdrawal Obligation, Payable Term Multiemployer Plans, Withdrawal Obligation, Payable Term Expiration date of CBAs Multiemployer Plans, Collective-Bargaining Arrangement, Expiration Date Expiration date of CBAs, first Multiemployer Plans, Collective-Bargaining Arrangement, Expiration Date, First Expiration date of CBAs, last Multiemployer Plans, Collective-Bargaining Arrangement, Expiration Date, Last Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Axis] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Balance Sheet Location [Domain] Long-term Assets [Member] Other Noncurrent Assets [Member] Long-term Debt [Member] Long-term Debt [Member] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Type of Adoption [Domain] Type of Adoption [Domain] Accounting Standards Update 2015-03 [Member] Accounting Standards Update 2015-03 [Member] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Building and Building Improvements [Member] Building and Building Improvements [Member] Machinery and Equipment [Member] Machinery and Equipment [Member] Furniture, Fixtures, Computer Software [Member] Furniture Fixtures Computer Software [Member] Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Common stock, shares issued Common Stock, Shares, Issued Number of publications Owned Operated Publications Number of publications owned and operated by the reporting entity. Number of states Number of States in which Entity Operates Majority of company's paid daily newspapers have been published for, in years Years Published Number of years the Company's paid daily newspapers have been published for. Number of reportable segments Number of Reportable Segments Weeks of operations in the year Operating Year Number of weeks of operations in the fiscal year. Percent of newsprint purchased from one vendor Newsprint Percent The percentage of the Company's entire purchases in newsprint from one newsprint vendor. Property, plant and equipment useful life minimum (in years) Property Plant Equipment Useful Life Minimum The minimum useful life of long lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Examples include land, buildings, machinery and equipment, and other types of furniture and equipment including, but not limited to, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and computer equipment and software. Property, plant and equipment useful life maximum (in years) Property Plant Equipment Useful Life Maximum The maximum useful life of long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Examples include land, buildings, machinery and equipment, and other types of furniture and equipment including, but not limited to, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and computer equipment and software. Advertising expense Advertising Expense Changes in funded status of pension and other postretirement liabilities recognized in other comprehensive loss Change In Funded Status Changes in funded status of pension and other postretirement liabilities recognized in other comprehensive loss. Income taxes for changes in funded status of pension and other postretirement liabilities recognized in other comprehensive loss Change In Funded Status Income Taxes Income taxes for changes in funded status of pension and other postretirement liabilities recognized in other comprehensive loss. Deferred financing costs Numerator for earnings per share calculation: Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Net (loss) income Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Denominator for earnings per share calculation: Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted [Abstract] Basic weighted average shares outstanding Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Effect of dilutive securities: Earnings Per Share, Diluted, Other Disclosures [Abstract] Stock Options and Restricted Stock Grants Weighted Average Number Diluted Shares Outstanding Adjustment Diluted weighted average shares outstanding Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Restructuring Restructuring and Related Activities Disclosure [Text Block] Revenues Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Revenue Income from continuing operations Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax Income (loss) from continuing operations per common share: Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information [Abstract] Basic (in dollars per share) Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Per Share, Basic Diluted (in dollars per share) Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, Net of Tax, Per Share, Diluted Weighted average amortization periods Acquired Finite-lived Intangible Assets, Weighted Average Useful Life Amortization expense Amortization of Intangible Assets Goodwill impairment Goodwill, Impairment Loss Intangible assets impairment Impairment of Intangible Assets, Indefinite-lived (Excluding Goodwill) Discount rates, low range, percent Discount rates, low range Interest rate used to find the present value of an amount to be paid or received in the future, low range. Discount rates, high range, percent Discount rates, high range Interest rate used to find the present value of an amount to be paid or received in the future, high range. Terminal growth rate Fair Value Inputs, Long-term Revenue Growth Rate Effective tax rate, percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Fair value exceeds carrying value, percent (less than) Fair Value Exceeds Carrying Value Percent by which the reporting entities fair value of assets exceed carrying value. Royalty rate, low, percent Royalty rate, low Royalty rate used as an input to measure fair value, low. Royalty rate, high, percent Royalty rate, high Royalty rate used as an input to measure fair value, high. Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Fair Value Measurement Fair Value, Measurement Inputs, Disclosure [Text Block] Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block] RSG Activity Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Restricted Stock Units Award Activity [Table Text Block] Revenues: Revenues [Abstract] Advertising Advertising Revenue Circulation Subscription and Circulation Revenue Commercial printing and other Other Revenue, Net Total revenues Operating costs and expenses: Operating Costs and Expenses [Abstract] Operating costs Operating Costs and Expenses Selling, general, and administrative Selling, General and Administrative Expense Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Nonproduction Integration and reorganization costs Restructuring Charges Impairment of long-lived assets Impairment of Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed of (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets Operating income Interest expense Interest Expense Loss on early extinguishment of debt Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Other (income) expense Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) (Loss) income before income taxes Income tax expense (benefit) Net (loss) income (Loss) income per share: Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Abstract] Basic: Earnings Per Share, Basic [Abstract] Net (loss) income (in dollars per share) Diluted: Earnings Per Share, Diluted [Abstract] Net (loss) income (in dollars per share) Dividends declared per share (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared Other comprehensive (loss) income: Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax [Abstract] Pension and other postretirement benefit items: Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, after Tax [Abstract] Net actuarial (loss) gain Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, after Tax Amortization of net actuarial loss (gain) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, after Tax Total pension and other postretirement benefit items, net of income taxes of $0 Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, after Tax Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Comprehensive (loss) income Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Accounts receivable, allowance for doubtful accounts Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable, Current Property, plant, and equipment, accumulated depreciation Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Property, Plant, and Equipment Intangible assets, accumulated amortization Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, shares authorized Common Stock, Shares Authorized Treasury stock, shares outstanding Treasury Stock, Shares Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Table] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Table] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Axis] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Axis] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Domain] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Domain] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Member] Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Member] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Amortization of unrecognized loss [Member] Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment, Net Gain (Loss) Attributable to Parent [Member] Reclassification Adjustment out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Line Items] Reclassification Adjustment out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Line Items] Amortization of unrecognized loss (gain) Reclassification from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, Current Period, before Tax Income tax benefit Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of taxes Leases [Abstract] Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Fiscal Year Maturity [Abstract] 2018 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due, Next Twelve Months 2019 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Two Years 2020 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Three Years 2021 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Four Years 2022 Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due in Five Years Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due Thereafter Total minimum lease payments Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Due Operating Lease [Abstract] Operating Lease [Abstract] Operating lease rent expense Operating Leases, Rent Expense Operating lease minimum lease term (in years) Operating Lease Minimum Term The minimum lease term of the reporting entity's leases, in years. Operating lease maximum lease term (in years) Operating Lease Maximum Term The maximum lease term of the reporting entity's leases, in years. Business Combinations [Table] Business Combinations [Table] Business Combinations [Line Items] Business Combinations [Line Items] Number of business publications acquired Number of Business Publications Acquired Number of Business Publications Acquired Number of daily newspapers acquired Number of Daily Circulations Acquired Number of Daily Circulations Acquired Number of shoppers acquired Shoppers Acquired Number of shoppers the reporting entity acquired in the business combination. Purchase price including working capital Business Combination, Consideration Transferred Acquisition related costs recognized in selling, general, and administrative expense Business Combination, Acquisition Related Costs Goodwill expected to be tax deductible Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Expected Tax Deductible Amount Tax cost basis of goodwill from stock acquisition Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Tax Cost Basis Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Tax Cost Basis Net basis of goodwill Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Net Tax Basis Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Net Tax Basis Purchase price including working capital Business Acquisition Costs Of Acquired Entity Purchase Price Purchase price, including working capital Number of weekly publications acquired Weekly Publications Acquired Number of weekly publications the reporting entity acquired in the business combination. Total Sunday circulation Total Sunday circulation Total Sunday circulation from acquired entity. Personal property useful life minimum (in years) Personal Property Useful Life Minimum The minimum useful life of personal property used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Personal property useful life maximum (in years) Personal Property Useful Life Maximum The maximum useful life of personal property used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Real property useful life minimum (in years) Real Property Useful Life Minimum The minimum useful life of real property used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Real property useful life maximum (in years) Real Property Useful Life Maximum The maximum useful life of real property used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Long term growth rate used to determine fair value of mastheads Tax rate used to determine fair value of mastheads Fair Value Inputs Tax Rate Tax rate used as an input to measure fair value. Discount rate used to determine fair value of mastheads Fair Value Inputs, Discount Rate Attrition rates, definite lived intangibles, low range Attrition rates, definite lived intangibles, low range Attrition rate low range for definite lived intangibles. Attrition rate is a measure of the number of individuals or items moving out of a collective over a specific period of time. Attrition rates, definite lived intangibles, high range Attrition rates, definite lived intangibles, high range Attrition rate high range for definite lived intangibles. Attrition rate is a measure of the number of individuals or items moving out of a collective over a specific period of time. Long term growth rate, definite lived intangibles Long term growth rate, definite lived intangibles Percentage of assumed long-term growth of definite lived intangibles. Discount rates, definite lived intangibles Discount rates, definite lived intangibles Interest rate used to find the present value of an amount to be paid or received in the future, definite lived intangibles. Licensing agreement annual payment Licensing agreement annual payment Annual payment required under the licensing agreement. Discount rate, licensing agreement Discount rate, licensing agreement Interest rate used to find the present value of an amount to be paid or received in the future, licensing agreement. Tax rate, licensing agreement Tax rate, licensing agreement Tax rate used as an input to measure fair value of the licensing agreements. Definite lived intangible assets useful life minimum (in years) Definite Lived Intangibles Useful Life Minimum The minimum useful life of the definite lived intangible assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Definite lived intangible assets useful life maximum (in years) Definite Lived Intangibles Useful Life Maximum The maximum useful life of definite lived intangle assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Licensing agreements useful life (in years) Licensing agreements useful life (in years) Licensing agreements useful life, in years. Acquired trade receivables fair value Business Combination, Acquired Receivable, Fair Value Acquired trade receivables contractual amount Business Combination, Acquired Receivables, Gross Contractual Amount Acquired trade receivables estimated uncollectible Business Combination, Acquired Receivables, Estimated Uncollectible Purchase price held in escrow Purchase price held in escrow Portion of the purchase price that is held in escrow. Debt issued for acquisition, revolving debt Debt Issued for Acquisition, Revolving Debt Debt issued by an the reporting entity for an acquisition from the revolving credit facility. Debt issued for acquisition, term loans Debt issued for an acquisition Debt issued by an entity for an acquisition. Debt fee percent Debt fee percent Debt fee percent Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure [Text Block] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Common stock [Member] Common Stock [Member] Additional paid-in capital [Member] Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income [Member] AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] (Accumulated deficit) retained earnings [Member] Retained Earnings [Member] Treasury stock [Member] Treasury Stock [Member] Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Stockholders' equity, beginning balance Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Shares, beginning balance Shares, Outstanding Restricted share grants Stock Granted, Value, Share-based Compensation, Gross Restricted share grants (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Gross Net actuarial gain (loss) and prior service cost, net of income taxes of $0 Non-cash compensation expense Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Requisite Service Period Recognition Offering costs Offering costs Cost incurred directly with the issuance of an equity security. Issuance of common stock, net of underwriter’s discount Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues Issuance of common stock, net of underwriter's discount and offering costs (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues Purchase of treasury stock Treasury Stock, Value, Acquired, Cost Method Restricted share forfeiture Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Forfeitures Restricted share forfeiture (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Forfeited Repurchased common stock, shares Stock Repurchased and Retired During Period, Shares Repurchase of common stock Stock Repurchased and Retired During Period, Value Purchase of treasury stock (in shares) Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired Common stock cash dividend Dividends, Common Stock, Cash Common stock (in shares) Shares, ending balance Stockholders' equity, ending balance Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Axis] Income Statement Location [Domain] Income Statement Location [Domain] Range [Axis] Range [Axis] Range [Domain] Range [Domain] Goodwill, Impaired, Accumulated Impairment Loss Goodwill, Impaired, Accumulated Impairment Loss Defined Benefit Plan, Change in Benefit Obligation [Roll Forward] Defined Benefit Plan, Change in Benefit Obligation [Roll Forward] Benefit obligation at beginning of period Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation Benefit obligation assumed during the period Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation Assumed Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation Assumed Service cost Defined Benefit Plan, Service Cost Interest cost Defined Benefit Plan, Interest Cost Actuarial loss (gain) Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation, Actuarial Gain (Loss) Benefits and expenses paid Defined Benefit Plan Benefits Expenses Paid The amount of payments made for which participants are entitled under a pension plan, including pension benefits, death benefits, and benefits due on termination of employment. Also includes payments made under a postretirement benefit plan, including prescription drug benefits, health care benefits, life insurance benefits, and legal, educational and advisory services. Also includes expenses paid which are associated with maintaining the pension and other postretirement plans. Employer implicit subsidy fulfilled Employer implicit subsidy fulfilled Employers implicit rate subsidy that is fullfilled. Implicit rate subsidy is the difference between the age-adjusted premium for retirees and the actual blended premium for active employees. Participant contributions Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation, Contributions by Plan Participant Projected benefit obligation at end of period Change in plan assets [Roll Forward] Defined Benefit Plan, Change in Fair Value of Plan Assets [Roll Forward] Fair value of plan assets at beginning of period Defined Benefit Plan, Fair Value of Plan Assets Fair value of plan assets assumed during the period Defined Benefit Plan, Fair Value of Plan Assets Assumed Defined Benefit Plan, Fair Value of Plan Assets Assumed Actual return on plan assets Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Increase (Decrease) for Actual Return (Loss) Employer contributions Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Contributions by Employer Benefits paid Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Benefits Paid Expenses paid Defined Benefit Plan Expenses Paid Expenses paid which are associated with maintaining the pension and other postretirement plans. Fair value of plan assets at end of period Defined Benefit Plan, Funded (Unfunded) Status of Plan [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Funded (Unfunded) Status of Plan [Abstract] Benefit obligation at end of period Funded status Defined Benefit Plan, Funded (Unfunded) Status of Plan Unrecognized actuarial loss (gain) Defined Benefit Plan, Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Gain (Loss), before Tax Net accrued benefit cost Defined Benefit Plan, Amounts for Asset (Liability) Recognized in Statement of Financial Position Defined Benefit Plan, Amounts for Asset (Liability) Recognized in Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Amounts for Asset (Liability) Recognized in Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Accrued liabilities Liability, Defined Benefit Plan, Current Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations Liability, Defined Benefit Plan, Noncurrent Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income Defined Benefit Plan, Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, before Tax Net accrued benefit cost Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Plan with Accumulated Benefit Obligation in Excess of Plan Assets [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Plan with Accumulated Benefit Obligation in Excess of Plan Assets [Abstract] Projected benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Plan with Accumulated Benefit Obligation in Excess of Plan Assets, Projected Benefit Obligation Accumulated benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Plan with Accumulated Benefit Obligation in Excess of Plan Assets, Accumulated Benefit Obligation Fair value of plan assets Defined Benefit Plan, Pension Plan with Accumulated Benefit Obligation in Excess of Plan Assets, Fair Value of Plan Assets Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit) [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit) [Abstract] Expected return on plan assets Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Return (Loss) on Plan Assets Amortization of unrecognized loss Defined Benefit Plan, Amortization of Gain (Loss) Net periodic benefit cost Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit) Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, before Reclassification Adjustment and Tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, before Reclassification Adjustment and Tax [Abstract] Net actuarial loss (gain) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss) Arising During Period, before Tax Amortization of net actuarial (loss) gain Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, before Tax Total recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, before Tax ASSETS Assets [Abstract] Current assets: Assets, Current [Abstract] Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Restricted cash Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,998 and $5,478 at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016, respectively Accounts Receivable, Net Inventory Inventory, Net Prepaid expenses Other Prepaid Expense, Current Other current assets Other Assets, Current Total current assets Assets, Current Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $171,395 and $130,839 at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016, respectively Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $67,588 and $43,632 at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016, respectively Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Other assets Other Assets, Noncurrent Total assets Assets LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Current liabilities: Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Current portion of long-term debt Accounts payable Accounts Payable, Current Accrued expenses Accrued Liabilities, Current Deferred revenue Deferred Revenue, Current Total current liabilities Liabilities, Current Long-term liabilities: Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Long-term liabilities, less current portion Other Liabilities, Noncurrent Deferred income taxes Deferred Income Tax Liabilities, Net Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations Liability, Pension and Other Postretirement and Postemployment Benefits, Noncurrent Total liabilities Liabilities Stockholders’ equity: Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent [Abstract] Common stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016; 53,367,853 and 53,543,226 issued at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016, respectively Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital, Common Stock Accumulated other comprehensive loss Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax (Accumulated deficit) retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Treasury stock, at cost, 140,972 and 46,438 shares at December 31, 2017 and December 25, 2016, respectively Treasury Stock, Common, Value Total stockholders’ equity Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity Liabilities and Equity Schedule of Future Minimum Lease Payments Schedule of Future Minimum Rental Payments for Operating Leases [Table Text Block] Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] U.S. Federal, current Current Federal Tax Expense (Benefit) State and local, current Current State and Local Tax Expense (Benefit) Total income tax expense (benefit), current Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] U.S. Federal, deferred Deferred Federal Income Tax Expense (Benefit) State and local, deferred Deferred State and Local Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Total income tax expense (benefit), deferred Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Total U.S. Federal income tax expense (benefit), continuing operations Federal Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations Total state and local income tax expense (benefit), continuing operations State and Local Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations Schedule of Property, Plant and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Net actuarial loss [Member] Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] AOCI Attributable to Parent, Net of Tax [Roll Forward] AOCI Attributable to Parent, Net of Tax [Roll Forward] Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications OCI, before Reclassifications, Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss Reclassification from AOCI, Current Period, Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Net current period other comprehensive loss, net of taxes Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Portion Attributable to Parent Schedule of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Schedule of Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) [Table Text Block] Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities Schedule of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of Uncertain Tax Positions Reconciliation Summary of Income Tax Contingencies [Table Text Block] Indebtedness Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Financial Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis Schedule of Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring Basis [Table Text Block] Schedule of Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Basic and Diluted Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Schedule of Stock Option Activity Share-based Compensation, Stock Options, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) by Component Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Reclassifications out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Table Text Block] Goodwill [Roll Forward] Goodwill [Roll Forward] Net goodwill, beginning balance Goodwill acquired in business combinations Goodwill, Acquired During Period Goodwill impairment Goodwill related to divestitures Goodwill, Written off Related to Sale of Business Unit Net goodwill, ending balance Net periodic benefit cost [Member] Net periodic benefit cost [Member] Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used in Calculations [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used in Calculations [Abstract] Weighted average discount rate Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Benefit Obligation, Discount Rate Weighted average discount rate Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Discount Rate Rate of increase in future compensation levels Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Benefit Obligation, Rate of Compensation Increase Rate of increase in future compensation levels Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Rate of Compensation Increase Expected return on assets Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Expected Long-term Rate of Return on Plan Assets Current year medical trend Defined Benefit Plan, Health Care Cost Trend Rate Assumed, Next Fiscal Year Ultimate year medical trend Defined Benefit Plan, Ultimate Health Care Cost Trend Rate Year of ultimate trend Defined Benefit Plan, Year Health Care Cost Trend Rate Reaches Ultimate Trend Rate Defined Benefit Plan Name [Axis] Defined Benefit Plan Name [Axis] Defined Benefit Plan Name [Axis] Defined Benefit Plan Name [Domain] Defined Benefit Plan Name [Domain] [Domain] for Defined Benefit Plan Name [Axis] George W. Prescott Publishing Company LLC Pension Plan [Member] George W. Prescott Publishing Company LLC Pension Plan [Member] George W. Prescott Publishing Company LLC Pension Plan [Member] Times Publishing Company Pension Plan [Member] Times Publishing Company Pension Plan [Member] Times Publishing Company Pension Plan [Member] Alternative Securities [Member] Alternative Securities [Member] Alternative Securities [Member] Cash or Money Market Funds [Member] Cash and Money Market Funds [Member] Cash and Money Market Funds [Member] Number of pension plans Defined Benefit Plans, Number of Plans Defined Benefit Plans, Number of Plans Target allocations Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Target Allocation, Percentage Accumulated benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan, Accumulated Benefit Obligation Fair value of plan assets Aggregate net actuarial loss and prior service cost recognized in other comprehensive income Aggregate Net Actuarial Loss Prior Service Cost The aggregate amount of the pretax total of net gain (loss), prior service cost (credit), and transition assets (obligations), as well as minimum pension liability if still remaining, included in accumulated other comprehensive income associated with a defined benefit pension and other postretirement plan(s) because they have yet to be recognized as components of net periodic benefit cost. Aggregate net actuarial loss expected to be amortized in the following year Aggregate loss expected to be amortized in following year Aggregate net actuarial loss expected to be amortized in the following year. Number of RSGs Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Unvested, beginning balance (in shares) Granted (in shares) Vested (in shares) Forfeited (in shares) Unvested, ending balance (in shares) Weighted-Average Grant Date Fair Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value [Abstract] Unvested, beginning balance (in dollars per share) Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Vested (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Forfeited (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeitures, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Unvested, ending balance (in dollars per share) Goodwill and Intangible Assets Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Goodwill and Intangible Assets Schedule of Intangible Assets and Goodwill [Table Text Block] Intangible Assets Future Amortization Expense Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Future Amortization Expense [Table Text Block] Summary of the Changes in Goodwill Schedule Goodwill Text Block [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of changes in goodwill. Disclosure details may include, but are not limited to, the carrying amount of goodwill, goodwill acquired during the year, goodwill impairment losses recognized, goodwill written-off due to the sale of a business unit, goodwill not yet allocated, and any other changes to goodwill. Land Land Buildings and improvements Buildings and Improvements, Gross Machinery and equipment Machinery and Equipment, Gross Furniture, fixtures, and computer software Furniture Fixtures Computer Software Gross amount, at the balance sheet date, of long-lived, depreciable assets commonly used in offices and stores. Examples include desks, chairs, and store fixtures. Also includes the gross amount of computer software costs as of the balance sheet date. Construction in progress Construction in Progress, Gross Property, plant and equipment, gross Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross Less: accumulated depreciation Total Depreciation expense Depreciation Number of ceased print facilities Number of ceased print facilities Number of ceased print facilities. Accelerated depreciation Restructuring and Related Cost, Accelerated Depreciation Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets (Level 1) [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 [Member] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Assets, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Assets, Fair Value Disclosure [Abstract] Effect of 1% increase in health care cost trend rates [Abstract] Effect One Percentage Point Increase In Assumed Health Care Cost Trend Rates [Abstract] Accumulated postretirement benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation After One Percentage Point Increase Accumulated postretirement benefit obligation after the one-percentage-point increase in the assumed health care cost trend rates on the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation for health care benefits. Dollar change Defined Benefit Plan, Effect of One Percentage Point Increase on Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation Percent change Defined Benefit Plan Percentage Effect One Percentage Point Increase On Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation Percentage of the effect of a one-percentage-point increase in the assumed health care cost trend rates on the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation for health care benefits. Effect of 1% decrease in health care cost trend rates [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan Effect One Percentage Point Decrease In Assumed Health Care Cost Trend Rates Abstract Accumulated postretirement benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation After One Percentage Point Decrease Accumulated postretirement benefit obligation after the one-percentage-point decrease in the assumed health care cost trend rates on the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation for health care benefits. Dollar change Defined Benefit Plan, Effect of One Percentage Point Decrease on Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation Percent change Defined Benefit Plan Percentage Effect One Percentage Point Decrease On Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation Percentage of the effect of a one-percentage-point decrease in the assumed health care cost trend rates on the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation for health care benefits. Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash flows from operating activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Gain on derivative instruments Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivatives Non-cash compensation expense Non-cash interest expense Noncash interest expense The non cash portion of cost of borrowed funds accounted for as interest. Non-cash loss on early extinguishment of debt Non-Cash (Gain) Loss On Early Extinguishment Debt The difference between the fair value of the payments made and the carrying amount of the debt at the time of its extinguishment. Deferred income taxes Increase (Decrease) in Deferred Income Taxes (Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Property Plant Equipment Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations Increase (Decrease) in Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Obligations The amount of pension and other (such as medical, dental and life insurance) postretirement benefit costs recognized during the period for (1) defined benefit plans (periodic benefit costs include the following components: service cost, interest cost, expected return on plan assets, gain (loss) on assets, prior service cost or credit, transition asset or obligation, and gain (loss) due to settlements or curtailments) and for (2) defined contribution plans (to the extent that a plan's defined contributions to an individual's account are to be made for periods in which that individual renders services, the net cost for a period is the contribution called for in that period; if a plan calls for contributions for periods after an individual retires or terminates, the estimated cost is accrued during the employee's service period) in addition to the amount of cash or cash equivalents contributed during the reporting period by the entity to fund its pension plans and its non-pension postretirement benefit plans. Non-cash charge to investments Equity Method Investment, Other than Temporary Impairment