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NEWS COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCHES 'MANHATTAN X'

 NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- News Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCOM) announced today that it is launching a new glossy magazine targeted at today's generation, the 18- to 40-year-olds dubbed "Generation X," whose significant impact is being felt in the New York marketplace.
 Evan Schindler and Cristina Greeven, who own 20% of the venture, will serve as co-publishers of this new magazine. Ms. Greeven, a Cornell University graduate, spent the last three years with Hamptons Magazine serving as writer, Assistant to the Publisher and most recently, Editor. Mr. Schindler, a graduate of Columbia University, has served as Associate Publisher and Advertising Manager of Hamptons Magazine.
 In a joint statement, Greeven and Schindler said, "We wanted to start a magazine that would appeal to the working, fashion and culture-conscious 18- to 40-year-old while at the same time staying in the Manhattan mainstream. We believe that Manhattan X, which will focus on lifestyles and the arts, will fill a void in the New York publishing world."
 Mr. Jerry Finkelstein, the Chairman of the Board of News Communications, in announcing the launch of Manhattan X, said, "We believe that we have the perfect combination of ingredients for a new, hot, successful magazine. Our corporation, with its successful track record in publishing, is utilizing the skill and talent of two young publishing professionals who know and understand today's generation and marketplace. We look forward to an exciting and profitable venture."
 News Communications, which publishes Dan's Papers and the Montauk Pioneer in the Hamptons, nine editions of the Queens Tribune and Western Queens Tribune, the Bronx Press Review, the Riverdale Review, Westchester Lifestyles, and in Manhattan, Our Town and the Manhattan Spirit, announced last month that it has acquired Lynbrook USA, the Malverne Times, the Rockville Center News & Owl, the Valley Stream MAILeader, the Independent Voice of Long Beach, Oceanside & Island Park, the Rockville Center-Oceanside Beacon, the Baldwin Citizen, and East Rockaway Observer, all paid weekly community newspapers in Nassau County, N.Y., and plans to immediately expand into at least five additional Nassau County communities.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Berkowitz of News Communications Inc., 718-357-7400/
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