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Online Athens: New Morris CEO sees company growth in digital and print media

Morris Communications executives plan not only to continue the company’s rapid growth in digital media, but to expand its print offerings as well. 

The Augusta-based company’s big growth is going to be in mobile applications, however, said new Morris CEO William S. (Will) Morris IV.

“Mobile is something I am very, very interested in,” said Morris, speaking to employees at the Athens Banner-Herald Friday.  Read more>>

Morris Media Network Equine Group Receives Multiple Awards for Achievements in Equine Publishing

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 —Morris Media Network Equine Group (MMN Equine Group) publications were recognized June 20, 2015, for outstanding work in equine publishing at the annual American Horse Publications seminar and awards banquet in San Antonio, Texas. Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News, Equine Journal, Barrel Horse News and were honored with 29 coveted AHP awards.

Morris Journalism Excellence Awards 2015

Congratulations to all the recipients of the tenth annual Morris Journalism Excellence Awards, a celebration of enduring stars across the company.

Each award winner will receive $500 and a glass trophy, to be presented in local ceremonies.

Winner: Staff, Savannah Morning News - Port warehouse rubber fire darkens city skies

Honorable Mentions
Staff, Augusta Chronicle - The Master's 

Staff, Florida Times-Union - VAM: Value Added Measures of teacher performance

Savannah Morning News' Laura Ray Named E&P's 25 Under 35

Savannah Morning News' digital media sales director, Laura Ray has been named one of Editor & Publisher's 25 Under 35. Each year E&P honors the next generation of media professionals that possess the multitude of skills needed in the evolving media space. 

Tony Bernados, vice president of sales for the Savannah Morning News says, “Laura demonstrates superior organizational skills and an impeccable, deep understanding of digital advertising.  It truly is a luxury to have so much confidence in the person that occupies such a critical and essential role for our company.” 

Florida Times-Union Editorial Staff Members Awarded Top Honors in SNPA's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize Competition


This morning, several editorial staff members from the Florida Times-Union took home first-place honors in the "over 50,000" circulation category of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Assocation (SNPA) Carmage Walls Commentary Prize competition.

Members of the first-place Times-Union team included Mike Clark, Roger Brown, Wayne Ezell and Ron Littlepage.

Leschper retiring from Morris Communications

Lee Leschper, a long-time Alaska advertising executive, is retiring from his role as regional vice president of Morris Media Network, Alaska.  During his tenure at MMN Alaska, Leschper was responsible for overseeing operations for the Morris magazines and newspapers based in Anchorage, including Alaska Magazine, The Milepost and the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  He had previously served as corporate vice president of classified advertising for all Morris Publishing Group newspapers, as well as vice president of advertising for the Anchorage Daily News.

Morris Journalism Excellence Awards 2014

Congratulations to all the recipients of the ninth annual Morris Journalism Excellence Awards, a celebration of enduring stars across the company.

Morris Media Network acquires Carolina Parenting, Inc.

Morris Media Network has acquired Carolina Parenting, Inc., a publishing company based in Charlotte, NC, that produces monthly and annual regional publications and digital media for parents and others caring for children. 

Engine 212°™

Engine 212A product of Morris Publishing Group, Engine 212°™ combines all of the services a business needs to “follow their customers’ tracks” – demographic targeting, category targeting, contextual targeting, key word retargeting, search retargeting and website retargeting. Engine 212°™ accomplishes all of a businesses needs in one campaign.

Unlike traditional campaigns, Engine 212°™ can target a business’s key audience based on search data and not just past behaviors.

Morris Communications Presents "The Case For Conserving The Kenai King Salmon"


Morris Communications’ history in Alaska dates to 1969 when the company purchased the Juneau Empire. Today, the company also owns and operates Alaska Magazine, The Milepost, Where Alaska, the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Capital City Weekly, the Chugiak-Eagle River Star, the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion. The company also owns and operates six radio stations in Anchorage — KBEAR 104.1, KWHL 106.5, MIX 103.1, KOOL 97.3, KFQD 750, KHAR 590 and 96.7 — and KAYO 100.9 in Wasilla.