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Crain’s Chicago editor to write column beginning in 2012

November 22, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Joseph B. Cahill, editor of Crain’s Chicago Business since 2005, will begin writing a weekly business column for the paper beginning in January and step down from his editing duties.

A story on the Crain’s Chicago website states, “In his new position as columnist, Mr. Cahill, 52, will focus on providing weekly analysis of Chicago companies, leaders and industry shifts affecting the city’s business community.”‘Joe’s sharp analytical eye, combined with his deep understanding of the broad Chicago business landscape, makes him the perfect fit for this new challenge. He will be a strong new voice in the city as well as for Crain’s,’ said Jim Kirk, Crain’s chief of editorial operations, who will assume Mr. Cahill’s editing duties on an interim basis while a search for a new editor is conducted.

“In more than six years as editor, Mr. Cahill has overseen numerous changes at the publication, including the expansion of Crain’s news coverage on the Web. Under his watch, the publication won more than 100 journalism awards and broadened the paper’s investigative footprint.

“‘We accomplished a lot in the last six-and-a-half years, and I’ll always treasure my experience leading the best team of journalists in Chicago,’ Mr.Cahill said. ‘But after so many years in management, I’m ready to get back on the front lines of reporting. This new column is a unique opportunity to focus all my energy and attention on my favorite subject — Chicago business.'”

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