Morris Communications buys Homer newspaper

Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2000

Morris Communications Corp. has announced the purchase of the Homer News, a community newspaper with a weekly circulation of about 3,800.

"The Homer News is a good fit with our other Alaska properties in both content and location," said Susie Morris Baker, Morris' vice president for Alaska newspapers. "We like doing business in Alaska and are committed to the communities we serve here."

Other Alaska newspapers owned by Morris are the Peninsula Clarion and the Juneau Empire. The company also owns The Alaska Journal of Commerce, Alaska magazine, Alaskan Equipment Trader and The Milepost travel guide, all in Anchorage; and six Anchorage radio stations.

The Homer News was previously owned by a group of four individual investors.

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

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