Vianney (Sam) Carriere, acting editor of the Anglican Journal since last August, has been confirmed as editor of the national newspaper and of the News and Information Group.
Mr. Carriere, who has worked for the Anglican Church of Canada since 1990, will continue as editor of MinistryMatters, the church’s magazine for those involved in ministry. He will also continue to oversee the work of the website team.
In an announcement, Doug Tindal, director of General Synod’s Information Resources department, noted that Mr. Carriere’s “extensive skills and experience as a journalist, combined with his knowledge of the Canadian church, make him ideally suited for this work.”
Mr. Carriere was a reporter and editor at the Globe and Mail for 22 years and taught journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University before joining the Anglican Journal. He was the Journal’s news editor from 1990 until 1993, when he became the national church’s editor of print resources, which include the ministry magazine.
Mr. Carriere succeeds Rev. David Harris as editor of the Journal. Mr. Harris, editor since January 1996, left the Journal last August. The News and Information Group was created as part of that restructuring.
At that time, Mr. Carriere confirmed his commitment to the Journal’s independent editorial policy: “The editorial independence and mandate of the Journal do not change,” he said the day the cuts were announced.