By: E&P Staff
Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Bill Adee was named to the newly created position of associate managing editor for innovation that will focus on Internet and digital journalism, the paper announced Thursday.
Adee’s duties will be to “help shape editorial Internet initiatives, prepare the newsroom for an increasingly digital future, and spearhead the newspaper’s efforts to produce quality journalism online,” the announcement said.
In his new position, Adee will the restructured editorial department that merged multi-media staff with the 24-hour continuous news desk. He will supervise all online news and feature operations, the paper said.
Adee joined the Tribune in 2002 from the rival Chicago Sun-Times, where he was also sports editor.
“Bill brings his savvy news judgment, superb organizational abilities and well-earned reputation as a thoughtful editor and all-around good guy to his new role,” George de Lama, the Tribune’s managing editor/news, said in a statement.
“At this critical time for our industry and our newspaper, we are fortunate to have an editor as experienced and creative and versatile as Bill to help us navigate this passage to our future,” Jim Warren, the paper’s managing editor/features, said in a statement.