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Steve Curd Named Publisher Of The Examiner

Steve Curd Named Publisher Of The Examiner

AUGUSTA, GA — January 24, 2007 — Steve Curd has been named publisher of The Examiner in Independence, Mo. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Publishing Group, and is effective immediately.

Prior to joining Morris, Curd was the director of retail sales and group publishing for The Kansas City (Mo.) Star and has 20 years of experience in the newspaper industry. He has also served as the publisher of the twice-weekly Lee's Summit (Mo.) Journal, senior accounts sales manager and later director of the retail territory group for The Kansas City Star and publisher of ABARTA Metro Publishing in Kansas City, Mo. Curd began his career at The Lawton (Okla.) Constitution/Morning Press in June 1987.

"Steve has a wealth of experience in the newspaper publishing business," Morris said. "His strong leadership skills, commitment to quality and thorough understanding of newspapers will be an asset to The Examiner and to the community."

Curd earned a bachelor's degree in journalism/advertising from Oklahoma State University. While there, he worked on the student newspaper, first as a general assignment reporter, then as sports editor and a columnist.

Lucy Talley, vice president of newspapers for Morris, said: "Steve's newspaper experience is comprehensive and diverse. For the most part, his newspaper career developed in the Kansas City area and we see that as an added bonus for our employees as well as the community the newspaper serves. Steve's commitment to excellence and his collaborative style of management will make an already great newspaper even better."

About Morris Publishing
Morris Publishing Group, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris Communications Company, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing owns and operates 27 daily newspapers as well as nondaily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. For more information, visit our Web site, morris.com.

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