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Morris Publishing Group Names Vice President of Operations

Morris Publishing Group Names Vice President of Operations

AUGUSTA, GA May 16, 2011 Mark Nusbaum, publisher of The Topeka (Kan.) Capital Journal, has been named vice president of operations for the newspaper's parent company, Morris Publishing Group.

In his new role, Nusbaum will oversee core functions for MPG's newspaper business units. He will lead efforts to re-engineer cost structures and operational functions to achieve the company's financial and strategic goals.

"I'm very pleased that we're able to name Mark to this position," said Will Morris, President of Morris Publishing Group. "It will be a pleasure to work with him."

"Mark is an outstanding leader with a proven track record of success," Derek May, Executive Vice President of Morris Publishing Group, said. "His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we transform ourselves into a digital-first media company."

Nusbaum, 55, joined The Capital-Journal news staff as a copy clerk in high school. He became full-time after graduating from Washburn University in 1977 and served as a reporter, business editor, managing editor, advertising director, executive editor and publisher. From 1999 to 2004, he served as publisher of the Morris-owned Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal.

"This is a great opportunity to help build a bright future for our company, and I look forward to the challenge," Nusbaum said.

He is a 2007 graduate of the Advanced Executive Program in Media Management from Northwestern University in Chicago. Nusbaum and his wife, Sherry, have five children, ages 19-26.

About Morris Publishing
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing owns and operates 13 daily newspapers as well as nondaily 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.

Morris Publishing Group's other nine daily newspapers are: Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News; Bluffton (S.C.) Today; Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch; Juneau (Alaska) Empire; Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Ark.; Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal; Peninsula Clarion, Kenai, Alaska; The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record; The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal.

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