Kirk named publisher of Crain’s city publications

Jim Kirk

Jim Kirk, the publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, has been named group publisher for its papers in New York, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago .

Kirk writes, “I’m assuming the position held for the last two-plus years by Mary Kramer, one of Michigan’s top journalists, whose award-winning career included many years helming Crain’s Detroit Business before paying a new, successful path for the Crain city books as they aggressively navigate the digital age.

“Let’s make no mistake. I’m attempting to fill some big shoes.

“Under Mary’s steady hand, the Crain city books, including Crain’s Detroit Business, are stronger and reaching more readers and serving more business partners than ever before. She is leaving the publications in spectacular shape. We are more ready than ever to capitalize on the changes in the media landscape, and I’m honored to take the baton.”

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