FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Reed Michael 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Gannett Co., Inc. [ GCI ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O GANNETT CO., INC., 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/8/2021
(Street)
MCLEAN, VA 22107
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock                 1012361  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units  $0 (1) 1/8/2021    A     2000000       (2) 12/31/2023 (2) Common Stock  2000000  $0  2000000  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the underlying common stock issued in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3.
(2)  Subject to the terms of the applicable award agreement, up to 1,000,000 shares of common stock underlying the performance-based restricted stock units will vest on December 31, 2022, and the remainder up to an aggregate of 2,000,000 shares will vest on December 31, 2023, upon the achievement of specified stock price goals (ranging from $4.00 per share to $10.00 per share, based on a 20 consecutive trading day average).

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Reed Michael
C/O GANNETT CO., INC.
7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE
MCLEAN, VA 22107
X
Chief Executive Officer

Signatures
/s/ Polly Grunfeld Sack, Attorney-in-Fact for Michael Reed 1/8/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date