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Morris Multimedia CEO to Discuss How Technology Has Changed the News

Advances in technology have affected not only how people communicate, but how they keep aware of the world around them.

Charles H. Morris, president and chief executive officer of Morris Multimedia Inc., will discuss how the news industry has been affected by technology in the presentation ‘Journalism in the Digital Age,” as part of Georgia Southern University’s annual Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series. This free, public talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the University’s Performing Arts Center, located on the Georgia Southern campus at the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Charles H. Morris worked for newspapers in Oklahoma City and St. Petersburg, Fla., after completing his degree. He later joined the Savannah Morning News as a reporter and was named its publisher in 1966. Four years later, he founded his own company, which has grown to become Morris Multimedia Inc., the parent company of Morris Newspaper Corporation and Morris Television Network One of the largest privately held companies in the United States, Morris Multimedia owns and operates 90 publications, including The Statesboro Herald and four other daily newspapers, as well as five network-affiliate television stations and other media-related ventures in nine states and the Caribbean.

The Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series is sponsored through an endowment honoring the late Norman Fries, founder of Claxton Poultry. Fries, who died in December 2001, was one of the state’s leading business leaders, serving as a past president and director of the Georgia Poultry Federation.

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