Chicago Reader Loses Third Editor In Eight Months

Chicago Reader interim editor Geoff Dougherty has "abruptly parted" ways with the paper, according to senior editor Michael Miner, who has had a busy eight months' worth of reporting editorial staff changes at the Reader.

Dougherty had been filling in for previous editor Kiki Yablon, who in November unexpectedly announced her resignation just four months into the position.

Says Miner: 

[Publisher Alison] Draper says she intends to name a permanent replacement to Yablon within two weeks, hopefully sooner. She called Dougherty's departure a "personnel matter" and had no comment on it. Neither had Dougherty.  

The turmoil began last summer when long-time editor Alison True was fired after twenty-six years with the paper. Publisher Alison Draper then caused a stir when she told Miner that she intended to "push" the line between editorial and advertising at the Reader.

Draper was hired by the Reader's parent company, Creative Loafing, Inc., last February.   

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