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Reed resigns as Chicago Tribune biz columnist

February 21, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Robert Reed
Robert Reed

Robert Reed has resigned as the Chicago Tribune business columnist, reports Robert Feder.

Feder writes, “The veteran Chicago journalist and former editor of Crain’s Chicago Business said he’s not sure what he’ll do next, but felt the time was right to move on. His resignation is effective March 2.

“‘It’s been a great ride,’ Reed said Tuesday. ‘I’ve enjoyed the column, and I enjoyed working with my colleagues. But it’s time for me to take a break. It’s a personal decision.’

“Reed’s departure comes as the Tribune and other tronc newspapers are about to undergo a sweeping reorganization, characterized by ‘flatter’ newsrooms, fewer job titles and a higher reporter-to-editor ratio, according to plans announced last week. In addition, the Tribune is preparing to leave Tribune Tower for smaller space at Prudential Plaza in the coming months — a move expected to precipitate additional personnel cuts.

“Reed covered a broad range of topics in his column with insights gained over decades as a savvy business journalist.”

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