Ireland named Topeka Capital-Journal publisher

Posted October 18, 2011

By the Capital-Journal staff

Morris Publishing Group announced Tuesday that Gregg A. Ireland has been appointed publisher of the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Ireland had served as controller of The Capital-Journal since 2003. He also had served as interim publisher in Topeka since May, when publisher Mark Nusbaum was named Morris’ corporate vice president of operations.

“The Capital-Journal has had an excellent record of performance for a number of years, and Gregg is one of the reasons,” Derek May, executive vice president of the Morris group, said. “He knows this business — and the Capital-Journal — inside and out, and he’s well equipped to continue its success.”

Prior to joining Morris, Ireland served as an internal auditor and internal audit manager for Stauffer Communications Inc. He came to Morris as an internal auditor in 1995 when the company acquired the Stauffer group.

Morris Publishing Group LLC is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing currently owns and operates 12 daily newspapers and associated websites and other digital assets, non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska.

The Company has a concentrated presence in the Southeast, with four signature holdings: The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.

In addition to The Capital-Journal, Morris Publishing Group's other daily newspapers are: Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News; Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch; Juneau (Alaska) Empire; Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Ark.; Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal; Peninsula Clarion, Kenai, Alaska, and the St. Augustine (Fla.) Record.