Lee Enterprises Honors 2013 Enterprise of the Year Finalists

  Lee Enterprises Honors 2013 Enterprise of the Year Finalists

Business Wire

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- November 6, 2013

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) announced today that newspaper media
operations in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Missouri and Pennsylvania have
been selected as 2013 Enterprise of the Year Finalists.

Mary Junck, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said seven
finalists for the company's highest honor were selected from among more than
50 divisions in 22 states representing print and digital daily newspapers,
regional agricultural publications and nationwide digital services.

“In honoring these finalists,” she said, “We also applaud tremendous
performance all across our company in serving advertisers, readers and our
communities, as well as in delivering impressive results on a multitude of key
business measures.”

The seven 2013 Enterprise of the Year Finalists are:

  *Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, also an Enterprises of the Year Finalist in
    2012, as well as winner of 2013 Lee President’s Awards for news and
    innovation. Lee owns the Arizona Daily Star, and its business operations
    are owned jointly with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). The web address is
    azstarnet.com. The publisher is John Humenik.
  *The Sentinel in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Sentinel’s web address is
    cumberlink.com. The publisher is Mark Heintzelman.
  *The Post-Star in Glens Falls, New York, also a winner of a 2013 Lee
    President’s Award for news and Lee’s 2007 Enterprise of the Year. The
    Post-Star’s web address is poststar.com. The publisher is Rick Emanuel.
  *Times Media Company of Northwest Indiana, based in Munster, also the 2010
    Enterprise of the Year and a finalist in 2012. The Times’ web address is
    nwitimes.com. The publisher is Chris White.
  *Sioux City Journal in Sioux City, Iowa, also a 2007 Enterprise of the Year
    Finalist. The Sioux City Journal’s web address is siouxcityjournal.com.
    The publisher is Ron Peterson.
  *St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 2012 Enterprise of the Year and a finalist in
    2010, as well as winner of 2013 Lee President Awards for news and
    innovation. The web address for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is
    stltoday.com. The publisher is Ray Farris.
  *Courier Communications in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa, also a 2011
    Enterprise of the Year Finalist and a 2013 Lee President’s Award for
    Spirit. The web address for The Courier is wcfcourier.com. The publisher
    is David Braton.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a
major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a
joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300
specialty publications in 22 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.2
million daily and 1.4 million Sunday, reaching nearly four million readers in
print alone. Lee's websites and mobile and tablet products attracted 23.2
million unique visitors in September 2013. Other Lee markets include Lincoln,
NE; Madison, WI; Davenport, IA; Billings, MT; and Bloomington, IL Lee Common
Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more
information about Lee, please visit lee.net.

Contact:

Lee Enterprises
Dan Hayes, 563-383-2163
Dan.Hayes@lee.net