COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — The editor in Columbus has added publisher to his title.
James Dean has become editor and publisher of The Columbus Telegram (http://bit.ly/RwG45I). His promotion was announced Thursday by Julie Bechtel, who is regional publisher for Lee Enterprises. Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa.
Dean also will be responsible for two nearby Lee properties, the David City Banner-Press and Schuyler Sun.
Dean took over as interim publisher in Columbus after Publisher Bill Vobejda (voh-BAY'-duh) left last summer to become a vice president for Fremont Area Medical Center.
Bechtel says the accomplishments of Dean's team in the past four months "have earned this opportunity for him."
Dean's a native of Wood River and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate. He joined the newspaper in April 2005.
The Telegram's daily circulation is around 8,000.
Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com