Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jon M. Huntsman Sr. gives a tour of the Beckerle Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Sigma Chi recently pledged to make a $10 million donation to the Institute.

SALT LAKE CITY — The wealthy new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune says his father, Utah billionaire and industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., will serve in a role at the newspaper as chairman emeritus.

Deputy editor Tim Fitzpatrick says Tribune publisher Paul Huntsman made the announcement with his father Monday during a meeting with the newspaper's staff and new editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce.

Paul Huntsman told staffers that digital innovation is the future of the Tribune, but the paper's print product is still part of its present, Fitzpatrick said.

After purchasing the paper in May, Paul Huntsman made his first major editorial staffing change last month by replacing longtime editor Terry Orme.