Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Who Is Gerould Kern, New 'Trib' Editor?

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Who Is Gerould Kern, New 'Trib' Editor?

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The surprise announcement today on the departure of Ann Marie Lipinski as executive editor of the Chicago Tribune was followed quickly by news that Gerould Kern, vice president of editorial, would take over.

But who is Kern? A lengthy description of his background was carried in a Tribune Publishing rlease back in 2003 when he got the vp editorial post. The Kern portion follows.*

"Gerry is the ideal person to assume Howard's duties," said Jack Fuller. "His talent, depth of experience, and knowledge of Tribune will serve the company, our newspapers and our readers very well in the years ahead."

As editorial director, Kern established a network linking the newsrooms of Tribune Publishing's 13 daily newspapers, increasing cooperation and the flow of content between them. As a result, the volume of content sharing more than tripled. Shared Tribune newspaper content is now the second-leading supplemental source of news across the group and the fastest growing. Kern also developed an entirely new system of editorial metrics that for the first time permits editors to understand publishing patterns in a scientific way, making possible more creative and efficient use of resources. …

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