Crain's Chicago names new publisher
David Blake is stepping down after 10 years as publisher of Crain’s Chicago Business, which on Tuesday named associate publisher David Snyder his successor, effective Oct. 15, reports Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune.
Rosenthal writes, “Under Blake, Crain’s launched its ChicagoBusiness.com as a daily news site, along with ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com, while expanding its event business, as part of the effort to counter the economy’s toll on advertising and more than 10 percent erosion of its print circulation over the last decade.
“Crain’s this year restored pay levels that had been cut in tandem with job reductions in 2009, when the weekly also reduced costs by skipping weeks in print for the first time in its history, a move it has not repeated this year. Blake said Snyder ‘is ideally prepared to lead Crain’s.’
“Snyder began at Crain’s as a researcher in its Washington bureau in 1983, moving to Chicago the following year, rising through the reporting ranks to editor in 1993. He became general manager/interactive in 2000 and became associate publisher four years later.”
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