Owner: Morris Communications
Effective: May 14, 2012
Printing and some post-press operations were outsourced to the Kansas City Star. “Our industry is changing rapidly,” Capital-Journal Publisher Gregg Ireland said in a story on the paper’s website. “This move is historic and, in some ways, very difficult. This move is in no way a move away from the printed product, which remains a large and extremely important part of what we do. But it is a move away from printing. We’re not in the printing business. We’re in the information business.” Kansas City is 65 miles from Topeka. The paper reports “as many as 34″ employees will be laid off.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal via Paper Cuts tip
Update: All 34 press employees were laid off. (06.28.12)
Source: Paper Cuts tip