The Chicago Sun-Times has disbanded the staff of its business publication Grid, with publisher Brandon Copple leaving last week, reports Lynn Marek of Crain’s Chicago.
Marek writes, “The Grid brand, which devolved from a print publication to an online product over the past year, will live on in Sun-Times papers. Other staffers have shifted to jobs within Wrapports, effectively shuttering the operation.
“‘Brandon came here with some great new content ideas across different areas,’ Sun-Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk said in a statement. ‘Grid content continues in the form of the Grid 12 business report in the paper as well as our early morning newsletter roundup. Brandon was a terrific colleague and friend and we wish him nothing but the best.’
“Mr. Copple didn’t immediately have a comment, beyond confirming that his last day at the company was Jan. 17. Mr. Copple left his post as managing editor at Chicago-based Groupon Inc. in September 2012 to lead the build-up of Grid. He is a former managing editor at Crain’s.”
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