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Chicago Defender’s Top Executives Resign Over Operating Differences With Owner

chicagodefender( – The Chicago Defender, the city’s largest African-American newspaper, has lost its two top executives over differences in how the 111-year old publication is being managed and positioned. Publisher Cheryl Mainor and Executive Editor Kai EL’ Zabar both tendered their resignations last week to Hiram Jackson, head of Detroit-based Real Times Media, owner of the Defender.

Frances Jackson (no relation), who previously worked as advertising executive for the Defender, has been named interim publisher. A new editor has not yet been named and, according to comments by Hiram Jackson in Crain’s Chicago Business, two other staffers were also let go.

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