Deseret News Publisher Jim Wall Transitions to Advisory Role

Aug 31, 2010, 12:16 ET from Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, today announced that publisher Jim Wall has chosen to step down and will pursue other full-time personal and professional opportunities. He will remain with the newspaper in an advisory role to president and CEO Clark Gilbert to assist the organization in this transition.

Jim brought more than three decades of newspaper experience across multiple states to his position at the Deseret News. He has held management positions at the Dallas Times-Herald and Las Cruses Sun-News and served as the president of New England Newspapers, Inc., which consisted of seven publications. Jim then served as general manager and executive vice president of the Denver Post. He joined the Deseret News as publisher in 2000.

As publisher of the Deseret News, Jim's responsibilities included overseeing the business and operational aspects of the newspaper and collaborating with the leadership team on product development and growth strategies. Jim also provided community leadership and service by fostering relationships among business, government, nonprofit and other organizations.

"It has been a privilege to be part of the Deseret News for the past 10 years," said Jim Wall. "I will always be grateful for the opportunity to contribute alongside an exemplary staff and to work for a media organization that values quality journalism. I have especially loved connecting the business community and the news and look forward to supporting Clark in the coming months."

"We have learned so much from Jim's ability to establish relationships with local business leaders," said Clark Gilbert, President and CEO of the Deseret News. "His investment in the community has been remarkable and has played a significant part in shaping our organization. We honor his contributions and are grateful that he will continue to share his expertise."

About the Deseret News

The Deseret News is Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper. The publication is a trusted source of local and national news serving a growing global audience. Other publications of the Deseret News include the Church News, Mormon Times and El Observador. Deseret News is a part of Deseret Media Companies.

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