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, Columbus, Beatrice, York, North Platte, and Scottsbluff, in addition to Grand Island and Kearney.
He was also general manager at Central Weekly Group and was president/publisher at Papillion Times.
“I am excited to assist a great group of editors who know their communities better than any other media outlets,” said Barenklau. “I look forward to pulling together Lee’s news resources in providing more in-depth stories about issues that affect all of our cities and many of our readers.”
Readers should expect stories delivered in multiple formats, including websites, e-editions, social media, videos and podcasts.
“It is an interesting time in our industry because our audiences have never been larger and our reach never stronger,” Barenklau added. “No matter how our audience wants the news delivered, we will remain the ‘go-to’ source in our communities.”