Digital First Media announces retirement of Editor Nancy Conway, Editorial Page Editor Vern Anderson from The Salt Lake Tribune, names current Managing Editor, Terry Orme, as Editor and Publisher
September 12, 2013
– Terry Orme, 35-Year Veteran of The Tribune, Named Editor and Publisher
Digital First Media today announced the retirement of Editor Nancy Conway and Editorial Page Editor Vern Anderson from The Salt Lake Tribune.
Ms. Conway, who has led the Tribune's newsroom for more than a decade, has built a newsgathering operation known for investigative reporting and fighting for government access and accountability.
Mr. Anderson, who joined The Tribune in 1999 after leading the Utah bureau of the Associated Press for 19 years, has been the editorial voice of The Tribune since 2002. He has penned many of The Tribune's memorable opinions, including the 2012 endorsement of Barack Obama for president.
"Nancy and Vern have given extraordinary service to both The Salt Lake Tribune and the community is serves over the past decade. We wish them the best in retirement and I will continue to treasure their friendship," said Dean Singleton, who is leaving his position as Publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune and will continue as Chairman.
"Good newsgathering organizations are as important as they ever have been. In the digital age our communities need organizations like The Tribune, a trusted source to put news and information in context. Well told, accurate, balanced, fair reporting is still critical to democracy and that is what makes a news organization like The Salt Lake Tribune so important," said Ms. Conway.
Terry Orme, a 35-year veteran of The Tribune who currently serves at Managing Editor, will be named Editor and Publisher. Mr. Orme previously worked as News Editor -- including leading coverage of Utah's preparation for the 2002 Olympics. He previously served as Features Editor, Film Critic, Reporter and Copy Boy.
"The Salt Lake Tribune plays an essential role in the lives of Utahans. We are the state's independent source of news, the watchdog of government and other powerful institutions. It is an honor and an awesome responsibility to be asked to lead a talented, dedicated staff in this endeavor," said Mr. Orme. "Editor Nancy Conway has steered The Tribune ship with authority and integrity for a decade. She has mentored and prepared me and other top newsroom managers to build on her example."
"Terry Orme has devoted his entire professional career to The Tribune, and I am delighted that he will become its Editor and Publisher," said Mr. Singleton. "Terry and his team provide the innovative and stable leadership that will take The Tribune into a changing but exciting future."
Tribune Deputy Editor Tim Fitzpatrick, whose father Jim Fitzpatrick served as Arts and Culture Editor in the 1960s and whose grandfather John F. Fitzpatrick served as Publisher from 1924 to 1960, will take over as Editorial Page Editor.
During Mr. Fitzpatrick's more than three decades at The Tribune he has served as a Reporter, News Editor, Editorial Writer and Managing Editor. Most recently he has led The Tribune's newsroom technology during the operation's digital transformation.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City and jointly manages MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media. Digital First Media reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.