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 […]

O’Dell joins The Southern Illinoisan as a staff reporter covering higher education

Les O’Dell has joined The Southern Illinoisan as a full-time staff reporter covering higher education, along with timely features on business, faith and other topics. O’Dell has freelanced for the paper for more than a decade and is the author of the paper’s wildly popular weekly Business Spotlight. He has also regularly contributed to its […]