- Deputy Editor of Digital, Chicago Tribune
Kurt Gessler is Deputy Editor, Digital, for the Chicago Tribune, focusing on content strategy, analytics, product, platforms and technology. He also started the Tribune's first internal digital training program. Gessler has served as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University, leading graduate classes in web development, data viz and digital journalism. Most recently, he has taken what he learned from both fields and has helped newsrooms refine their digital strategy and workflow. Before coming to the Tribune, Gessler was Managing Editor/Online for the Daily Herald, focusing on strategy and startups.