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Stephen Kent and Encore2Media to lead Morris Media Network

AUGUSTA, GA — February 8, 2016 — Morris Communications, Co. announced today the engagement of Stephen Kent and Encore2Media to lead the growth, development, and management of its travel and magazine division, the Morris Media Network (MMN).

Kent and Encore2Media will oversee the brands and publications that fall under MMN and will be charged with growing this Morris division.

Donna Kessler, who serves as president of Morris Media Network, will continue in her role, as will other MMN executives.

Kent founded Encore2Media after the sale of New Track Media in January of 2014. He had founded New Track and served as its President & CEO, after previously serving in the same position at F+W Publications (now F+W Media), a business he and his team grew into one of the world’s largest consumer enthusiast companies with operations in the U.S. and the U.K.

Assisting Kent will be Tina Battock, partner in Encore2Media.  Battock has more than 20 years experience in the enthusiast media space and managed and launched initiatives in print, direct response marketing, online advertising, video and e-commerce.

About Morris Media Network

Morris Media Network (MMN), part of Morris Communications Company, LLC headquartered in Augusta, Ga., is a premier publisher of original travel, lifestyle, equine and local interest print and digital brands.  The company’s portfolio includes Where® Magazine, several leading equine titles such as Western Horseman, outdoor titles such as Gray’s Sporting Journal and numerous city, regional and lifestyle publications. Today MMN’s expert content reaches users via award-winning magazines, mobile apps, websites, nonfiction books, guidebooks and maps.

About Morris Communications

Morris Communications Company, LLC is part of a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper, magazine, and cable television. Morris’ holdings include 11 daily newspapers, numerous nondaily and free community papers, magazines and specialized publications, visitor (travel and tourism) publications, including Where® Magazine,, and Where® Guestbooks and provides cable television, internet, broadband, and telephone services.

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