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Crain’s Detroit executive editor is leaving

January 3, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Cindy GoodakerCindy Goodaker, the executive editor of Crain’s Detroit Business, is leaving the publication after 30-plus years.

Goodaker writes, “It’s a road I feel remarkably lucky to have traveled.

“But it’s time to explore other paths and perhaps clear a few new ones. And so, as the new year rings in, with metaphorical searchlight and chainsaw in hand, I am going to see what those might be.

“I take with me many good relationships, memories and tales from the front. I leave behind a lot of gratitude, particularly to Keith Crain, whose vision of a business newspaper that did not cover Ford, GM or Chrysler led me to Crain’s in September 1985.

“It’s worth repeating that Keith’s idea was considered a nonstarter by pretty much everyone he talked to. Most people did not believe that a business community outside the automakers existed beyond a few publicly traded companies.

“But, as Keith also has often said, innovation doesn’t happen in focus groups.”

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