September 26, 2023
Jackson Brandhorst (Photograph: Byron Hetzler)

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

Lee Enterprises, father or mother 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 way of an array of newsroom duties whereas additionally working as a communications pupil 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 College. At the moment, he had already began his journey towards an engineering diploma at SIU, which was on par along 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 partaking and necessary tales to readers.

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