Former Boston Globe editor appointed associate VP for news

by Dennis Brown

Matthew V. Storin, a veteran newspaper journalist who most recently served as editor of the Boston Globe, has been appointed associate vice president for news and information at the University of Notre Dame, according to Louis M. Nanni, vice president for public affairs and communication.p. A Notre Dame graduate, Storin will assume his new role Aug. 5. He will oversee media relations for the University as part of a reorganization of its public relations functions into separate offices for news and information and for marketing communications.p. “In addition to being one of the nation’s most respected journalists, Matt is an alumnus who through the years has demonstrated a genuine commitment to Notre Dame’s institutional mission,” Nanni said. “His vast experience in the field, and his many contacts nationwide, will be a tremendous asset to us as we renew the emphasis on our news and media relations efforts.”p. “This is an ideal second career opportunity for me,” Storin said, “a chance to hopefully make a contribution to one of the nation’s leading universities, for which I have an abiding affection.”p. After graduating from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Storin began his newspaper career with the Daily News in his hometown of Springfield, Mass. He then served for four years as the congressional correspondent for the Griffin-Larrabee News Bureau in Washington, D.C.p. Storin began working for the Globe in 1969, serving for two years as White House correspondent, three years as metropolitan editor, and a year in Tokyo as the paper’s Asian bureau chief. He held a variety of editing and management positions at the Globe from 1976-82, including national editor, assistant managing editor, assistant managing editor for features and deputy managing editor. He was appointed managing editor in 1982 and served in that capacity for three years.p. Storin left the Globe to become deputy managing editor for national affairs with U.S. News&World Report and went on to work as editor and senior vice president of the Chicago Sun-Times, editor of the Maine Times, and managing editor and executive editor of the New York Daily News.p. Storin returned to the Globe in 1992 as executive editor and was promoted to editor a year later. Under his direction, the newspaper won four Pulitzer Prizes.p. Since retiring as editor of the Globe in July 2001, Storin has held a fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.p. Storin has served on Notre Dame’s advisory council for the College of Arts and Letters since 1996 and has been a member of the advisory committee for the University’s John Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy.

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