Oregonian editor Bhatia leaving to teach at ASU

Oregonian editor Bhatia leaving to teach at ASU

Oregonian editor Bhatia leaving to teach at ASU

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 5:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Peter Bhatia is leaving his job as editor of The Oregonian newspaper to take a teaching job at Arizona State University.

The newspaper reported Bhatia's departure on its website Thursday.

Bhatia joined Oregon's largest newspaper 20 years ago and has served in a variety of editing roles. The paper won four Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure.

He has been editor since 2010, a period of change in the newspaper industry. The Oregonian cut staff and reduced home delivery to four days a week as it shifted its focus to digital delivery of news.

Publisher N. Christian Anderson III said Bhatia did a terrific job leading the paper through the difficult transition and the Oregonian Media Group will do a national search for his replacement.

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