Lawhorn named as publisher of Lawrence Journal-World
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Ogden Newspapers of Kansas, the owners of the Journal-World, announced today that Chad Lawhorn has been named publisher of the newspaper.
Lawhorn will continue to serve as editor as well.
Lawhorn replaces Scott Stanford, who has accepted a promotion within the Ogden Newspapers organization.
“I’m very pleased to lead an organization that has so many talented individuals who work extremely hard to serve the community and its information needs,” Lawhorn said. “I thank the Ogden organization for the opportunity, and look forward to interacting with the Lawrence and Douglas County communities in a variety of ways.”
Lawhorn has been with the Journal-World since 2001. He has served as a reporter, managing editor and editor during his time at the company, which in addition to publishing the Journal-World also operates LJWorld.com, KUsports.com, the Tonganoxie Mirror and other ventures.
Prior to joining the Journal-World, Lawhorn served as the editor and publisher of The Baldwin Ledger and the Lawrence Business Ledger and owned the parent company of those two weekly newspapers. He joined the Journal-World after selling those publications to the Journal-World.
Lawhorn will oversee news, advertising, circulation and all other operations of the Journal-World. Lawhorn said he will continue to write for the newspaper and LJWorld.com website.
“I’m looking forward to the new role, but always will remain committed to serving as a journalist,” he said. “I think the journalistic process is badly needed in a world that produces a lot of conflicting and confusing information. I feel fortunate to be in a community that appreciates journalism and the positive role it can play in a community.”
Lawhorn is a fourth-generation Kansan and a native of the small town of Melvern. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism, and has been reporting on news in Douglas County since arriving in Lawrence in 1992. He and his wife, Kristine, live in Eudora with their two children.