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Sun-Times names editing team to maximize digital content

Updated: July 6, 2012 9:11AM

Jim Kirk, editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers owned by Wrapports LLC, announced management changes Wednesday as part of a reorganization around digital content.

Craig Newman, head of production at the Sun-Times, was named the paper’s managing editor. He will succeed Andrew Herrmann, who was named editor in chief of Wrapports’ west suburban publishing group, which includes titles in Aurora, Naperville and Elgin.

In addition, Linda Bergstrom was named deputy managing editor for features in all publications, and Sun-Times Sports Editor Chris De Luca was appointed deputy managing editor of news and sports.

Bergstrom comes from the Chicago Tribune where she is lifestyles editor and produces feature sections.

The changes will help the company nimbly deliver journalism on an array of platforms, Kirk said.

“It will open up new avenues for our excellent reporting, great analysis and commentary and the countless little things we do day-in and day-out that make this media company the best news source in the city,” Kirk said.

“Today, we present Chicago with a new voice—one that builds on our traditional newsgathering and uses every tool at our disposal to disseminate information in new forms.”

Kirk said that Newman has touched all aspects of the Sun-Times’ newsgathering and has a digital-first focus. Kirk praised Herrmann as a “seasoned editor who knows first-hand about transforming newsrooms.”

Bergstrom, Kirk said, “is a crucial hire for us. As we look to expand our footprint in content areas that stretch from health to entertainment, Linda brings a wealth of experience in ideas.”

Kirk also said Meg Moore, an editor at the company’s Pioneer Press chain of weeklies, will oversee the daily Pulse section in the Sun-Times.

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