Lee executives get big bonuses while the newspaper chain’s journalists wait for raises

leeMany – if not most – journalists at Lee Enterprises‘ 46 daily newspapers haven’t received raises since 2008. The company’s top executives, however, have been rewarded many times with big bonuses in recent years. A just-released document discloses these 2014 bonuses:

CEO Mary Junck – $1,150,000
CFO Carl Schmidt – $533,000
COO Kevin Mowbray – $128,125

* Lee Enterprises 2015 Proxy Statement
* Earlier: Lee executives get bonuses for doing their jobs (jimromenesko.com)
* “We intend for the Company to be an employer of choice” (ezodproxy.com)