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Jonathan Barlas, left, has been named editor in chief of The Vidette for the 2019-2020 school year and Brad Fekety has been named advertising sales manager for the same term. The positions were filled Monday night by The Vidette Publication Board.

Vidette Staff members Jonathan Barlas and Brad Fekety have been named editor in chief of The Vidette and advertising sales manager, respectively, for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Vidette Publication Board announced its decisions following its meeting Monday evening. Barlas and Fekety will officially assume their positions at the end of the current semester.

This year, Barlas has served as one of the two sports editors, along with Kade Heather. They manage a team of seven reporters for The Vidette and its website, Barlas is from Tinley Park and is a junior public relations major in the School of Communication.

Barlas will succeed outgoing editor Becky Fletcher, who graduates in May.

Fekety has served as an account sales executive for The Vidette’s Advertising Department since fall 2018. In that role, he meets with an assortment of advertising clients on a regular basis as well as prospects new advertising client relationships. Fekety is from Naperville and is a junior sales and marketing major in the College of Business. 

Fekety will succeed advertising sales manager Karina Herrera.

The Vidette publishes a newspaper on Mondays and Thursdays during the school year and maintains its website and mobile device app seven days a week.

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