At least she didn’t say she wants to spend more time with her family

My bullshit detector blew a fuse reading this.

Just before I posted this, a Romenesko reader emailed me with the link and wrote:
“I’m a cynical old hag, so my first reaction is ‘personal interests, my a$$.'” Paging Chicago Tribune people! Please tell me – not-for-attribution – what’s really going on here. jim@jimromenesko.com.

Update: “This isn’t a move engineered by somebody else, or a money-driven downsizing, or an unhappy editor who’s had enough,” a veteran Tribune staffer tells Romenesko readers. “This is a wonderful person who, after 25 years in a succession of high-pressure jobs, wants to do something different while she’s still young and able.”

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