- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The wealthy new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune says his father, Utah billionaire and industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., will serve in a role at the newspaper as chairman emeritus.

Deputy editor Tim Fitzpatrick says Tribune publisher Paul Huntsman made the announcement with his father Monday during a meeting with the newspaper’s staff and new editor, Jennifer Napier-Pearce.

Napier-Pearce, a former staffer who had recently left for a university political institute, also started as the paper’s editor on Monday.

Fitzpatrick says Huntsman told staffers that digital innovation is the future of the Tribune but the paper’s print product is still part of its present.

Huntsman runs the family company’s private investment arm.

After purchasing the paper in May, Huntsman made his first major editorial staffing change last month by replacing longtime editor Terry Orme.

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