The managing editor of the Journal Star newspaper in Peoria is resigning to become general manager of the student newspaper at Illinois State University. John Plevka will leave next month to take the position at The Daily Vidette. The Daily Vidette general manager Richard Jones is retiring. The 56-year-old Plevka has been the top editor at the Peoria newspaper since 2008. Before that he spent ten years as assistant managing editor for news and graphics. Plevka says he's excited to manage a student publication and help "shape a new generation of journalists." The Journal Star's publisher says the search for a new managing editor will begin immediately.
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