Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, book publishing and distribution, visitor guide publishing, radio broadcasting and online services. Morris Visitor Publications, a division of Morris Communications Co., LLC, publishes or published the Guest Informant, Where magazines, Best Read Guides, In New York, In London and The London GuiBest Read Guidede magazines, and a host of other maps, guides and directories for business and leisure travel, and owns the Hospitality Industry Association.
In particular, Guest Informant publications were luxury full-color, hardcover city guides delivered in-room at hundreds of hotels across the country. They were published annually in each city.
TASKS: Bastian was chosen by the publisher to write the main stories in two annual Guest Informant guides for both Cincinnati, OH, and Kansas City, MO. For these plum assignments Bastian interviewed key people in each city representing main tourist attractions, including restaurants.
SKILLS: Interviewing, research, writing, project management.