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Jim Shrader returns to IPA Board of Directors

IPA Board President Sam Fisher announced that JIM SHRADER will be returning to the IPA board of directors to fill a vacancy.

Jim is the new Regional Publisher of The (Alton) Telegraph and The (Jacksonville) Journal-Courier.  Both publications are owned by Civitas Media, LLC.

Jim served as the Publisher of The (Alton) Telegraph from July 1998 to April 2013 when the position was eliminated. At that time he was serving on the IPA board, having been appointed in May 2010.
A native of Madison, IL, he began his newspaper career in 1979 at the Granite City Journal. In 1980 he joined the Belleville (IL) News-Democrat has an advertising account executive.
In May 1989, Jim was recruited to be the Advertising Director for The Telegraph in Alton. In 1992, after training under Publisher Don Miller, Jim was promoted to Publisher of The (News Philadelphia, OH) Times-Reporter, then a sister newspaper to The Telegraph.  During his tenure in New Philadelphia, The Times-Reporter was redesigned, converted to a morning publication, won numerous Advertising and Editorial Awards, and grew substantially in bottom line profitability.
In July 1998, Jim was promoted “back home” to the Publisher’s position at The Telegraph.  Since Jim was born and raised in the area, this was a great story of local boy making good. Under Jim’s leadership,  The Telegraph has won numerous Editorial Awards, including two-time 1st Place “General Excellence” awards in both the Illinois Press Association and Southern Illinois Editorial Association competitions.
Jim is a product of Madison Public Schools and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and extensive on-the-job successes and failures. He lives in Bethalto and has a son, Trey (James III).

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