Lee Enterprises names Brandhorst, 21, as Southern Illinoisan EIC

Jackson Brandhorst (Picture: Byron Hetzler)

A Carbondale native and veteran of The Southern Illinoisan information employees is assuming the reins of the newsroom.

Lee Enterprises, guardian firm of The Southern, introduced Wednesday that efficient instantly, Jackson Brandhorst, previously a clerk, columnist, copy editor, assistant editor and interim editor, will assume the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Southern Illinoisan. Brandhorst had been serving as interim editor for the earlier six months.

For 4 years, Brandhorst, 21, has served The Southern by means of an array of newsroom duties whereas additionally working as a communications scholar at Southern Illinois College, majoring in radio, tv and digital media, minoring in journalism, specializing in media industries and pursuing a grasp’s diploma.

He initially started his skilled profession as a information clerk at The Southern the summer time after graduating from Carbondale Group Excessive Faculty. At the moment, he had already began his journey towards an engineering diploma at SIU, which was on par together with his technical background and household ties to the world of engineering.

Now, Brandhorst enters this new position at The Southern as an award-winning journalist.

Lee Enterprises Midwest Information Director Marc Chase stated Brandhorst brings contemporary concepts, nice information expertise and a thirst for offering probably the most participating and essential tales to readers.

Brandhorst says he’s extraordinarily excited to assist lead a staff of hardworking, native journalists into the way forward for the trade.