MEDIA GENERAL, INC.
1997 EMPLOYEE RESTRICTED STOCK PLAN
Media General, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
which, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is hereinafter referred to as the "Company", has previously
adopted the Media General, Inc. Long Term Incentive Plan, effective May 19, 1995 for officers and other
salaried employees of the Company (the "LTIP").
Under the terms of the LTIP, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the
"Committee") has the authority to determine and establish the type and number of Awards to be granted, the
terms and conditions, including forfeiture provisions of such Awards, and to select the Participants to receive any
such Awards, in each case subject to and consistent with the provisions of the LTIP. All capitalized terms not
otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the LTIP.
1. Purpose. The purpose of this plan is to keep personnel of experience and ability in the employ of the Company
and its subsidiaries and to compensate them for their contributions to the growth and profits of the Company and
its subsidiaries and thereby induce them to continue to make such contributions in the future.
(a) "Company" shall mean Media General, Inc.
(b) "Subsidiary" or "Subsidiaries" shall mean a corporation or corporations of which the Company owns, directly
or indirectly, shares having a majority of the voting power for the election of directors.
(c) "Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
(d) "Committee" shall mean the Compensation Committee as appointed from time to time by the Board, which
shall consist solely of two or more persons who qualify as "Non-Employee Directors" under Rule 16b-3 of the
Securities and Exchange Commission and as "Outside Directors" under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986.
(e) "Plan" shall mean this Media General, Inc., Restricted Stock Plan.
(f) "Restricted Sha