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Morris Publishing Group Launches - A local e-commerce solution

Dear Morris colleagues,

Over the past several years, shopping has been migrating from in-store purchasing to online.  Brick-and-mortar store traffic has been on the decline, and e-commerce has been steadily increasing.  Amazon, eBay and countless other e-retailers come to mind, but big box chains have also invested heavily in their online stores, and it’s beginning to pay off.  Local retailers need to be in the game, but often lack the resources and know-how to participate effectively.

That’s where we come in.

2015 Excellence in Journalism

We are the storytellers. For hundreds of years, we have had the distinguished honor of telling the stories of our communities, and explaining the impacts of those stories on local citizens. Our media landscape is changing, but our dedication to this mission has never waivered. To quote Frank Denton, our vp for journalism and editor of the Florida Times-Union, "Whatever happens to the physical newspaper, or the ephemeral pixels on your screen, the journalism endures."

Spotlight on Jacksonville

It is an understatement to say that a lot is happening in Jacksonville.  The pace of change in our largest metro-market is accelerating, and the focus is on growth.

Spotlight on Athens

Founded in 1832, the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald's roots trace back to one of Georgia's oldest newspapers.  Today, the Banner-Herald and form one of our most innovative media companies, ABH Media.  

Spotlight on Juneau

The Juneau Empire can trace its legacy back to the Gold Rush days, founded in 1912.  The Empire has served Alaska’s capital city throughout its colorful past and is positioned with the community for a bright and promising future.  

Spotlight on Conway

This week I’d like to spotlight one of our growing community markets.  Nestled between the towns of Toad Suck and Pickles Gap is Conway Arkansas and our very own Log Cabin Media.  Conway, known as the “City of Colleges,” was founded in 1872.  The Log Cabin Democrat is nearly as old as the community itself, but cont

Spotlight on Savannah

After completing another successful summer road trip to Morris markets, I’m astounded by the creative work and innovation led by our talented team. In my next few blog posts, I’m going to showcase what’s being accomplished and just how far our market creativity is taking this company.
Spotlight on Savannah

On the Move

Boy, moving is hard work.  Anyone who has ever experienced a move knows exactly what I’m talking about.  A move disrupts everything about your routine.  For most people, moving would not be described as a “comfortable” experience.

Tremendous Progress 2013

MPG Employees,

As 2013 comes to a close at Morris Publishing Group, we have much to celebrate. We made tremendous progress this year, finding innovative new ways to serve our consumers and advertisers on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. At the same time, we re-invested in our existing print products and have added some exciting new ones.

Amarillo’s Success In Growing Digital Subscribers And Audience

A couple of years ago, Morris Publishing Group set out to transform itself from a newspaper company to the dominant local media company in each of its markets. We decided we would deliver information to our consumers how and when they wanted it – across print, desktop, tablet and phone.

I’m happy to report that our goals have been translated to action across our company, and we are beginning to see results.


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