Feder: Tribune moving John Kass column to separate opinion from news

  • John Kass

    John Kass

  • Colin McMahon

    Colin McMahon

Updated 7/27/2020 4:55 PM

After 23 years as the Chicago Tribune's white male conservative standard-bearer, John Kass is about to lose his coveted spot on Page 2 and his status as the newspaper's "lead columnist," Robert Feder writes.

Colin McMahon, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, today announced plans to reorganize the paper's columnists and separate their work from the news section.


Within the next few days the changes will be unveiled in print and online to help readers differentiate between news and opinions, he said. One effect will be to relegate Kass and other columnists father back in the print edition and label them more clearly as opinion writers.

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.