PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Willamette Week publisher Richard Meeker is stepping away from that role after 32 years.
The Portland alt-weekly said Friday that editor Mark Zusman will take over as publisher. He will oversee the business side of the operation while continuing to lead the newsroom.
The 66-year-old Meeker isn’t retiring. Instead, he will supervise the company’s alt-weeklies in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The paper says the transition should be complete by the end of the month.
Willamette Week has been published since 1974. One of its reporters, Nigel Jaquiss, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.