STEVE GRAY NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION FOR MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS CO.

AUGUSTA, GA (October 2, 2015) Steve Gray has been named vice president of strategy and innovation of Morris Communications Company, it has been announced by William S. Morris IV, CEO. Gray will be responsible for company-wide strategic planning and innovation.

“Steve is an exceptional strategist who has made great contributions to our company and our family,” Morris said, “We are fortunate to have someone with his innovative and creative perspective and are very pleased to announce his new appointment.”

Gray was first hired by Morris as a strategy and innovation consultant in 2009 and became the director of strategy and innovation at Morris in 2012. His career began at his family’s newspaper in Monroe, MI, now 100% employee-owned, where he was a reporter, editor and president and still serves as chairman of the board. From 1998 to 2005, he was managing publisher of The Christian Science Monitor. In 2005, Gray joined Newspaper Next, a three-year innovation project of the American Press Institute that worked to identify new opportunities, technologies and detailed business initiatives for the newspaper industry.

“I’m very honored by the new title,” said Gray. “It’s been a joy to work on strategy at Morris, where there’s a passion to evolve rapidly in a fast-changing world, and to find new ways to serve consumers, businesses and communities.”

Gray is a past president of the Inland Press Association and the Michigan Press Association. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in North Augusta and have two grown children.

Steve Gray’s Strategy and Innovation Blog: http://mediareset.com/

About Morris Communications

Morris Communications Company, LLC is part of a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, and cable television. Morris’ holdings include 11 daily newspapers, numerous nondaily and free community papers, 36 radio stations, numerous magazines and specialized publications, visitor (travel and tourism) publications, including Where® Magazine, Wheretraveler.com, and Where® Guestbooks and provides cable television, internet, broadband, and telephone services.

For more information, visit our website http://morris.com.

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