Lee Enterprises names Brandhorst, 21, as Southern Illinoisan EIC

The following excerpt was sent out: A Carbondale native and veteran of The Southern Illinoisan news staff is assuming the reins of the newsroom. Lee Enterprises, parent company of The Southern, announced Wednesday that effective immediately, Jackson Brandhorst, formerly a clerk, columnist, copy editor, assistant editor and interim editor, will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief […]

LaCara swaps USA Today for Lee Enterprises

Len LaCara has joined Lee Enterprises as a senior editor for engagement. Recently, he was a senior content strategy analyst at USA Today Network. LaCara was an exclusive enterprise editor, business editor and audience analyst at the Democrat and Chronicle. He served as managing editor of two properties in Gannett’s Newspaper Network of Central Ohio […]

Gress named deputy editor at two Lee Enterprises papers

Steve Gress, news and sports copy editor/page budgeter for two Oregon-based Lee Enterprises papers, the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald,  has been named deputy editor of both publications. Previously, Gress was a sports reporter and then served as a sports editor at the Corvallis Gazette-Times. Before that, he worked as a sports reporter for the […]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch lays off two editors

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has laid off a sports editor and breaking news editor as per Jeff Gordon, president of the United Media Guild. Both editors were not represented by the union. Also, two outside sales representatives took buyout offers. The Post-Dispatch’s parent company, Lee Enterprises has also offered buyouts to other editorial staff members. […]

Layoffs expected at Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises is set to lay off staff across both its local papers and at the corporate level in a bid to cut costs following its unsolicited takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. As per a source, more than 400 roles are expected to be cut this year across at least 19 Lee-owned […]

Benson, longtime editor of The Eagle, laid off

Lee Enterprises, which owns the Texas-based Bryan-College Station Eagle, has laid of the paper’s editor Darren Benson and will outsource the job to its sister paper, the Waco Tribune-Herald. Benson started at the paper in 2006 as city editor. He moved on to become managing editor, and then editor. Following the changes, The Eagle newsroom’s […]

Hedge fund seeks to acquire Lee Enterprises

Alden Global Capital, the New York-based hedge fund known for gutting newsrooms, is in a bid to buy Lee Enterprises. As per reports, in a letter to Lee shareholders, Alden proposed acquiring the company for $24 per share, which it said represents approximately 30 percent premium on Lee’s closing stock price of $18.49 last Friday. […]

Rosenberg named editor at Lee Enterprises

Penny Rosenberg has been appointed editor of two Lee Enterprises titles: the Albany Democrat-Herald and the Corvallis Gazette-Times in Oregon. Recently, she was city editor of three daily newspapers in Monrovia, CA. She also held the same post at Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, overseeing reporters who cover six cities along the L.A./S.B. border. She has […]

Lee Enterprises names Barenklau sub-regional editor

Lee Enterprises has enhanced its regional news effort across Nebraska with the appointment of Shon Barenklau to a sub-regional editor position. Barenklau is also the editor of the Grand Island Independent and the Kearney Hub, and will be working with local editors across the state to coordinate coverage from the daily news operations at Fremont, […]

Lee to begin trading on Nasdaq

Lee Enterprises is planning on transferring its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market with the shares expected to begin trading as a Nasdaq-listed security on April 19. Kevin Mowbray, president and CEO, said the move will not impact Lee’s stock price or value, but will enhance […]