Former News Service Executive Peter Trigg Dies at 61

By: E&P Staff Peter Trigg, a former news service and syndicate executive, died Saturday of lung cancer in Orlando, Fla. He was 61.

Trigg worked for several newspapers -- including the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, which he joined in the 1970s. His positions at that New York Times Company-owned paper included metro editor and projects editor, according to the Press-Register of Mobile, Ala, where Trigg used to live.

In 1987, he became assistant graphics and text wire editor for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group and director of computer graphics for the New York Times News Service (NYTNS). While there, he was involved in launching the Computer Graphics Service, and also helped found the first foreign-language edition of the Times in partnership with the Moscow News in 1992.

Among Trigg's other jobs was director of photo and graphics delivery services for the NYTNS and communications director of the New York Times Syndicate. After retiring in 2001, he returned to the Herald-Tribune as a freelancer.


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