Ottawa Citizen publisher retires

After 35 years working for the Ottawa
, publisher Jim Orban will retire on Aug. 6th to pursue
new opportunities, National Post president Gordon Fisher announced.

The Ottawa Citizen reports:

“Fisher said in a news release that Orban has left the Citizen well positioned for the future having successfully led the paper through the recession.

“Orban’s legacy will be long-lasting, Fisher said. Moreover, he added, the Citizen has been known as a newspaper of journalistic excellence under Orban’s tenure. In his years as publisher, the Citizen captured 32 National Newspaper Association nominations, with 15 wins, as well as 21 CAJ awards, of which seven were winners.

“Orban is also a recognized and highly regarded community leader, Fisher said, acknowledging Orban’s service on many boards and involvement in many community initiatives. This is something Orban intends to continue.”