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Jack Fuller

Jack Fuller (BSJ68) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Fuller became president of Tribune Publishing Company in 1997 and retired in 2005. He started his career as a copyboy at the Chicago Tribune when he was 16 and later served as a Tribune reporter in Chicago and Washington, D.C. As president of Tribune Publishing, he guided the acquisition of Times Mirror Co., one of the largest acquisitions in newspaper history.

In 1986, Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing at the Chicago Tribune, and in 1989, he became editor of the newspaper. He later was appointed its publisher and chief executive officer. He had served as a Pulitzer juror and board member.

He earned his law degree from Yale in 1973 and served as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in 1975 and 1976. He was a trustee of the University of Chicago and a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation board.

He was the author of eight books including "News Values: Ideas for an Information Age."

Fuller died in 2016.