Jim Shrader has been named the new publisher of the Journal-Courier in Jacksonville, Ill. He will also be publisher of The Telegraph in Alton, Ill.
Shrader has worked for multiple publications since his start in advertising sales in 1979 at the Granite City Journal, now known as the Granite City (Mo.) Press-Record. He served as advertising director at The Telegraph from 1989 to 1992 and returned as publisher in June 1998, a position he held until April 2013. For the past 20 months, Shrader has been vice president of sales for Alton radio station WBGZ.