Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Owner, Anamosa Publications

Professional background:
Majored in political science and administrative studies at University of California, Riverside. Worked as a reporter, photographer and editor at several weekly and daily community newspapers in southern California; managing editor at Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts; city editor at Ontario (Calif.) Daily Report, which became the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin; editor at Fontana (Calif.) Herald-News; zone editor at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.; operations editor at The Lincoln (Neb.) Star; assistant editor at the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star; corporate positions at the Omaha World-Herald Company, including IT systems manager, chief information security officer, World-Herald News Service manager, intellectual property manager and deputy regional editor; purchased Journal-Eureka in 2012 and The Kalona News in 2016.

Family:
Married to Bridget for 35 years. Three grown children, Jenna and Jacqui who live in Washington, D.C., and James who lives in Omaha.

Off-the-job interests:
Who has time for off-the-job interests? Likes reading, binge watching Netflix and genealogy (his great-great-grandfather lived in Anamosa in the 1850s and 1860s.)

Areas of most interest related to the INA:
Editorial excellence; First Amendment protections. Currently on INA Contest Committee.

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