2012-05-10 / Local & State

Patriot-News Editor To Take Advance Digital Job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – David Newhouse, editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Patriot-News, is leaving the Harrisburg newspaper after 11 years, the paper reported Friday.

The Patriot-News said in a story on its website that Newhouse, 56, will be leaving later this month for Advance Digital, the digital arm of the newspaper's parent company, Advance Publications. His job will be to ensure the quality of new ways that journalism serves readers and the community.

Newhouse will be succeeded by Cate Barron, executive editor and a 27-year veteran at the newspaper. Assistant Managing Editor Mike Feeley will become managing editor.

Last month, reporter Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News staff won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for their coverage of a child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University that led to criminal charges against a former assistant coach and two administrators and toppled legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

“David has fostered a culture in which good people can do really good work,” publisher and president John Kirkpatrick said.

The National Press Foundation in March named Newhouse the Benjamin Bradlee Editor of the Year.

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