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Vitto Kleinschmidt to Succeed Retiring Publisher Stan Pitlo at Peninsula Clarion

AUGUSTA, GA – June 23, 2014:  Vitto Kleinschmidt has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska, succeeding Stan Pitlo, veteran newspaperman who is retiring.  The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Pitlo began his career in advertising at the Anchorage Times and worked in broadcasting and advertising before coming to the Peninsula Clarion in 1993.   He was promoted to publisher in 1999 and has continued to serve in that role since announcing his retirement earlier this year. 

Morris Publishing Group Announces Acquisition of the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc.

Augusta, GA – May 29, 2014 - Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the acquisition of the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc., a publishing company based in Savannah, GA., that produces the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, and a Hispanic publication named La Voz Latina.

Morris Communications Promotes Martha Jean McHaney to Senior Vice President

AUGUSTA, GA — April 22, 2014 —Morris Communications, LLC announced today the promotion of Martha Jean McHaney to senior vice president of human resources and labor for the company.

McHaney has been with Morris since 2000 having previously held top human resources positions at the Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.), The Denver Post (Denver, Colo.), and The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) McHaney also served as vice president of administration at Westward Communications in Dallas.

Local Media Consortium, Google Enter Strategic Partnership

Google search, advertising platform and advertising exchange now available to hundreds of local media publishers and their advertisers

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Morris Publishing Group Announces 2014 President's Club Winners

AUGUSTA, GA - February 18, 2014  - Morris Publishing Group, LLC (MPG) announced today the 2014 President’s Club winners. These awards recognize the best and brightest sales executives and their 2013 sales efforts throughout MPG.

This year’s winners include:

Morris Visitor Publications Expand Into Australia

Morris Visitor Publications Expands Into Australia
Acquires Where® branded publications in Australia, adding to global travel information portfolio

Augusta, Ga. (Feb. 7, 2014)–Morris Visitor Publications, the global travel information business division of Morris Communications Company, announced today the acquisition of the Where® branded travel publications throughout Australia.

Morris Publishing Group Names Zach Ahrens Publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat

AUGUSTA, GA — January 15, 2014 — Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the appointment of Zach Ahrens to publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, AR.

MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF THE BRAINERD (MN) DISPATCH TO FORUM COMMUNICATIONS

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, December 27, 2013 --- Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today a letter of intent to sell The Brainerd Dispatch to Forum Communications.  The parties intend to close the transaction December 31, 2013. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

The Brainerd Dispatch has daily circulation of 11,000 and Sunday circulation of 14,700.   The sale includes all companion publications and websites related to the operation.

Morris joins nationwide alliance of local media outlets plans more digital growth

Local Media Consortium prepares to roll out expanded networks for advertising and content

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Alan English Leaving the Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY, ARK— September 12, 2013 -- Alan English, publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat, will be leaving the paper to pursue other interests, effective Sept. 20. Morris is posting the position and will immediately review applicants for a replacement.

During his tenure as publisher, English led new Cabin coverage initiatives, digital, mobile improvements and quality initiatives. Previously, he worked as vice president of audience and executive editor for The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia.

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