Boy, if this doesn’t prove my point yesterday, then we’re really out of it. The Tribune names Red Eye editor Jane Hirt as managing editor.

The cynics look for a dumbed-down Tribune with a lot of fluff and little depth. I say editor Gerry Kern recognizes where his audience is going, sees where his success stories and been, and is making moves to adapt the flagship to meet those new readers’s needs.

I expect a news smorgasbord in the new Tribune, instead of the five-course dinner it’s offering now. There will be authority and depth .. in keeping withn tradition … but it’ll most likely be sliced and diced into more digestible nuggets.

Perfect for grazing.


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