Former Akron Beacon Journal Publisher John Dotson Jr. Dies at 76
Posted: 7/1/2013 | By: Daniel E. Slotnik | The New York Times
John L. Dotson Jr., a prominent journalist who became one of the
nation’s first African-American publishers of a general circulation
daily newspaper and who guided the paper, The Akron Beacon Journal of
Ohio, to a Pulitzer Prize for a series on race relations, died on Friday
at his home in Boulder, Colo. He was 76.