12-7-2006 5:09 PM EST
CHICAGO, Dec. 7 /-- The Chicago Tribune has named Bill Adee associate managing editor for innovation, a new position that will help shape editorial Internet initiatives, prepare the newsroom for an increasingly digital future and spearhead the newspaper's efforts to produce quality journalism online.
"Bill brings his savvy news judgment, superb organizational abilities and well-earned reputation as a thoughtful editor and all-around good guy to his new role," said George de Lama, managing editor / news at the Chicago Tribune.
Adee joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune in 2002 and will be leaving his role as the newspaper's sports editor.
As the associate managing editor for innovation, Adee will oversee a restructured editorial department merging the multi-media staff and the 24- hour continuous news desk and supervise all online news and feature operations.
"At this critical time for our industry and our newspaper, we are fortunate to have an editor as experienced and creative and versatile as Bill to help us navigate this passage to our future," said Jim Warren, managing editor / features at the Chicago Tribune.
SOURCE Chicago Tribune