Solange De Santis, a staff writer for the Anglican Journal since February 2000, resigned as of June 27 to take up the position of editor, Episcopal Life Media, at the national office of the Episcopal Church in New York City.
In her new position, she now edits content across an integrated system of print, broadcast, and Web communication resources serving the Episcopal Church, U.S.A. The position includes the editorial leadership of the national monthly Episcopal Life newspaper.
“I’m very excited by this wonderful opportunity at the Episcopal Church, but it will be difficult to leave the people of the Canadian church and an extraordinary group of colleagues at Church House,” said Ms. De Santis.
“I have admired – more times than I can say – the Anglican Church of Canada’s commitment to a high quality, editorially-independent national publication where the mission is to serve the reader.”
Vianney (Sam) Carriere, General Synod director of communications and information resources, described Ms. De Santis as “a ferocious defender of the newspaper’s independence and a dogged pursuer not only of truth, but truth in detail.”
In an e-mail announcement to staff at the national office, Mr. Carriere added: “A newspaper could not ask for a better ethic or, in one who has that ethic, for better service.
“It has been said that the mission of the journalist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Solange has exemplified that principle in a truly remarkable way.”
An experienced journalist, Ms. De Santis has worked for the Wall Street Journal (as a reporter in the Toronto bureau), Reuters (as chief financial correspondent in Los Angeles, and later, as Canada news editor), and Associated Press (business editor and general news writer), among others.
A native New Yorker, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.