Chicago Tribune Publisher Resigns

06/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Tribune Publisher Scott C. Smith announced Thursday that he will leave the company, indicating he agrees that parent Tribune Co. must change but not necessarily in the ways being discussed by Chairman Sam Zell.

News of Smith's imminent departure after more than 30 years with Tribune Co. comes just one week after Zell and Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels announced sweeping plans to redesign Tribune Co.'s papers and reduce the number of pages in response to worse-than-expected publishing revenue declines.

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