By: E&P Staff
Jane Hirt, previously co-editor of RedEye, has been named the sole editor of the Chicago Tribune’s youth-oriented daily tabloid. At the same time, RedEye’s other founding co-editor, Joe Knowles, has been named associate managing editor/design and graphics for the Chicago Tribune.
Both changes are effective Oct. 7, the Tribune said.
“Joe is an accomplished visual journalist and proven manager who brings creativity and sound news judgment to the job,” Ann Marie Lipinski, Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor, said in a statement. “Throughout his tenure at the Chicago Tribune and RedEye, he’s demonstrated innovative thinking and an eye for fresh design and graphics. His leadership and experience will be a great addition to our talented design team.”
“In three short years, Jane and Joe have been instrumental in establishing RedEye’s concise content, fun design and irreverent voice. They’ve been instrumental in securing RedEye as a rare vehicle to reach an elusive audience-the youthful, urban, socially-active commuter,” RedEye General Manager Brad Moore said in a statement. “In its infancy, RedEye greatly benefited from Jane and Joe’s co-editorship. Now as an established brand, we look forward to Jane’s continued leadership and commitment to change-providing the voice, content and design readers have come to expect.”