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Richard Hainey

Richard Hainey (BSJ45, MSJ45) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Hainey started his journalism career at the Chicago Herald-American and later joined the Chicago Tribune, where he worked for 27 years and eventually became executive editor of its afternoon edition. During his time at the Tribune, Hainey taught editing and reporting part-time at Medill. He took early retirement from the Tribune and joined Medill as a professor and head of the newspaper sequence, where he taught full time for 14 years.

After retiring from Northwestern, Hainey moved to Fort Collins, Colo., and taught at Colorado State University. He was a former president of City News Bureau of Chicago and the Mid-America Press Institute. He also worked as a consultant to the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and supervised the newspaper interns.

Hainey died in 1994.