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Sun-Times reorganizes leadership

Updated: July 30, 2013 7:35AM

Jim Kirk, editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, has been named the newspaper’s publisher.

Kirk, a longtime Chicago journalist, continues as editor for the daily newspaper.

The company has reorganized publications into two groups — CST Group and STM Local.

Kirk will be editor and publisher of the CST Group of larger publications: the Chicago Sun-Times, the SouthtownStar, the Joliet-Herald News, the Post-Tribune, Splash, Grid and the Chicago Reader.

Robert K. Elder has been appointed editor in chief of the STM Local suburban newspapers, including the Pioneer Press publications, the Naperville Sun and the daily newspapers in Aurora, Elgin and Lake County. Jim Hickey is the STM Local general manager. Paul Pham has been appointed CST Group senior vice president.

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