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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Orange Coast Magazine Hires Martin J. Smith as Editor-in-Chief

Orange Coast Magazine Hires Martin J. Smith as Editor-in-Chief

Veteran editor returns to the market-leading publication

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emmis Publishing L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:EMMS), today announced the hiring of Martin J. Smith as editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine. He joins the magazine November 19.

A former staff writer and columnist for The Orange County Register, and the former editor of Orange Coast between 1994 and 1998, Smith is currently senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

"Orange Coast always has been a strong magazine, and it will only get stronger under Emmis' leadership," Smith said. "Emmis' high standards and dynamic approach to magazine journalism are apparent in every title it publishes. The opportunity to help guide Orange Coast into its next phase is irresistible, and I'm excited to be part of those plans for the future."

"I'm delighted to welcome Martin back to Orange Coast," said Emmis Editorial Director Deborah Paul. "Teamed with Executive Editor Tina Borgatta, he will lead the magazine to even greater prominence in Southern California."

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Orange Coast was purchased by Emmis Publishing in July. The company's California properties also include Los Angeles and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazines.

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Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Publishing includes Los Angeles Magazine, Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, Orange Coast, Texas Monthly, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati Magazine, Atlanta Magazine and Country Sampler. Emmis owns 21 FM and two AM domestic radio stations serving the nation's largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. Emmis also owns a radio network, international radio stations, an interactive business and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales.

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