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Managing Editor and Vice Presiden...

Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , Illinois 60611
United States

Company Description: Chicago Tribune Media Group publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland such as RedEye,...   more

Employment History


  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Jane Hirt Stepping Down as ..., 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
Jane Hirt Stepping Down as Chicago Tribune Managing Editor Editor & Publisher ®
Jane Hirt, who helped lead the Chicago Tribune newsroom through the dark days of bankruptcy and into an unfolding digital future, is stepping down as managing editor to pursue personal interests, the Tribune announced Wednesday.
Hirt came to the Chicago Tribune as an intern 25 years ago. She leaves a void near the top of the newspaper's masthead, where her name has been emblazoned since 2008. Her last day is Nov. 21.
The Eleusis of Chi Omega, 1 July 2009 [cached]
Jane Hirt is Chicago Tribune Managing Editor Jane Hirt was named managing editor of the Chicago Tribune in August 2008. Previously, Jane was founding editor of RedEye, the free daily newspaper for young, social,... more>
Chicago Tribune managing ..., 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
Chicago Tribune managing editor and vice president Jane Hirt served as Red Eye editor from 2002 to 2008. When the Tribune saw the changes in readership in 2002, it decided to launch a product targeted specifically at millennials (or "Gen-Y" as it was called back then, Hirt said). In 2002 and even in 2006 when Red Eye appeared on our list, Hirt said Red Eye was probably considered "disruptive" for publishers.
Although Hirt had already left Red Eye by the time Twitter's popularity rose, she watched Red Eye react and shift its target to reach that audience.
"( Red Eye) realized it wasn't the only news source, but it still had a place," she said.
Hirt said there will always be a supply of new readers as young people move into the city.
"When we launched, critics said young readers don't read, but Red Eye has proven that they will," she said.
Jane Hirt: People who have the courage to create disruptive innovations, who can take a risk and push the whole industry forward.
Judged by Jane Hirt, ..., 13 Oct 2013 [cached]
Judged by Jane Hirt, managing editor, Chicago Tribune. 32 entries.
Jane Hirt, The Chicago ..., 4 June 2011 [cached]
Jane Hirt, The Chicago Tribune
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