CHICAGO — Jim Kirk, editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, has been named publisher of the newspaper in a reorganization of management.
The Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/14D5Gkc ) that Kirk will continue as editor of the daily tabloid. He also will be editor and publisher of the CST Group, which includes 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. They include the Pioneer Press publications, the Naperville Sun and the daily papers in Aurora, Elgin and Lake County. Jim Hickey is the STM Local general manager. Paul Pham has been appointed CST Group senior vice president.
Timothy Knight continues as chief executive of Sun-Times parent Wrapports LLC.