Morris buys Eagle River newspaper

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2000

AUGUSTA, Ga.- Morris Communications Corp. has purchased Star Publishing Co. in Eagle River, which publishes The Alaska Star, a weekly newspaper, with a circulation of approximately 5,000 in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Mat-Su Valley areas.

The company has been owned since its inception in 1971 by Editor Lee Jordan and members of his family.

"The Star will extend our news presence in an area now served by our six Anchorage radio stations," said Susie Morris Baker, Morris' vice president for Alaska newspapers. "It's also a good complement to The Alaska Journal of Commerce, our statewide business weekly in Anchorage."

Other Alaska newspapers owned by Morris are the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, the Juneau Empire, the Homer News and Alaska Military Weekly in Anchorage.

The company also owns Alaska magazine, Alaskan Equipment Trader and three travel guides, The Milepost, Best Read Guide/Anchorage and Destination Alaska.

Morris Communications is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution, and computer services.

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