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.
Editor Peter Bhatia announces he is leaving The Oregonian to teach at Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State. pic.twitter.com/ZKkGagdWGg— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) March 6, 2014