Monday, January 28, 2019

Lee Enterprises to buy Kenosha News, Lake Geneva Regional News

  • RACINE — Lee Enterprises, which owns The Journal Times, announced Monday morning that the company has reached an agreement to purchase the print and digital assets of the Kenosha News and the Lake Geneva Regional News.

    Mark Lewis, the publisher of The Journal Times, will become the president and publisher of the new media group.

    “It’s a great benefit to our readers, advertisers and our communities. With expanded resources we can cover more news and with expanded circulation we can provide advertisers with more options,” Lewis said. “The editorial departments will remain independent and allow us to maintain a strong focus on local issues.”

    The Kenosha News publishes seven days a week and has an average daily print circulation of about 20,000. The Lake Geneva Regional News publishes weekly. The sale is expected to close on Thursday, with the new ownership starting Friday, Feb. 1.

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