Features Ann Marie’s Worldby Steve RhodesIn February, Ann Marie Lipinski became the first woman to edit the Chicago Tribune in its 154-year history. She’s got bold plans for the paper, but can she take it to the next level Ladies and Gentlemen, The Greatest Athlete in Chicagoby Robert KursonPayton? Jordan? How about the legendary Dave … Read more
Ann Marie Lipinski may be the most powerful journalist in Chicago. She climbed to the top of the Chicago Tribune masthead in February, becoming the first woman to edit the daily in its 154-year history. In a long career there, she’s already put her mark on the paper, promoting good writing (some say at the cost of solid reporting) and advancing her crew of literate colleagues (dismaying others on the staff). She’s got more plans, including a redesign. Still, can her vision lift the Trib?