The Newspaper Association of America’s Circulation Federation has named Roger Underwood, vice president of circulation for The Dothan (Ala.) Eagle, Circulation Executive of the Year. In 1991, the Eagle had daily circulation of 25,769 and Sunday circulation of 28,952. Underwood has been instrumental in helping to increase the paper’s daily circulation by more than 9,000, to 34,846, and increase its Sunday circulation by over 8,000, to 37,379, through September 1998. Underwood increased single-copy sales of the Eagle by 13% in 1998 alone and established a telemarketing and crew sales that write a combined 800 orders a month.

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Bob Balzer to publisher of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario from vice president of advertising and marketing for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Balzer succeeds Mike Ferguson, who was named vice president and chief operating officer of Donrey Media Group’s newspaper operations last month.

By: Jamie Santo Bruce M. Wood to publisher of the Los Angeles Independent Newspaper Group. Wood remains publisher of National

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Charles Bernard Carey, 82, longtime photographer for The Boston Globe, died July 19. Carey, who took up photography after being disabled in World War II, joined the Globe staff 1946. Carey served as staff photographer until 1979, wining local and national awards for his work in sports. One of Carey’s most memorable shots is a picture of Boston Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro being surrounded by his teammates after having been hit in the head with a fastball while at the plate during the Sox’ 1967 pennant-winning season.

By: Jamie Santo Thomas Carlin, 77, former publisher of the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press and Dispatch, died July 15

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By: Jamie Santo THE ASSOCIATED PRESSEva Parziale to chief of bureau in Columbus, Ohio, from director of the AP’s photo

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Columbia University announced the winners of the 1999 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for reporting on Latin America. The three journalists honored this year are Juan Tamayo, Latin America correspondent for The Miami Herald; Jorge Zepeda Patterson, editor in chief and founder of Publico, a daily in Guadalajara, Mexico; and Linda Robinson, Latin America bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report. Special citations were given to James McClatchy, publisher of the McClatchy Newspapers, and Raul Rivero, founder and president of Cuba Press, an independent news agency in Havana.

By: Jamie Santo Thirty journalists from various media were honored as 1999 National Press Club Journalism Award winners. Honorees in

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

By: Jamie Santo Julie Dunlap to assistant international editor from assistant managing editor for news. Dunlap will be responsible for

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HAROLD ROSENTHAL, 85, sports writer and author, died June 29. Rosenthal worked at the New York Herald Tribune for over 30 years. He was noted for his baseball coverage of Brooklyn’s Dodgers and New York’s Giants, Mets, and Yankees, whom he followed from 1947 to 1963. When the Herald Tribune went out of business in 1966, Rosenthal moved into public relations, serving the Continental Football League and the American Football League. After the AFL merged with the National Football League, he served as director of information for its American Football Conference.

By: Jamie Santo Rosenthal also served as managing editor of “”Weekend Sports,”” a TV sports newspaper supplement. A lifetime member

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Iranian editor Faraj Sarkuhi was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom by the World Association of Newspapers. Sarkuhi, the former editor in chief of the banned monthly magazine Adineh, was imprisoned both before and after Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1979. Adineh, which contained social criticism popular among intellectuals, had its license revoked last February. Sarkuhi went into exile in Germany last year. In recent months, Iran’s judiciary has shut down six publications and arrested six journalists for allegedly publishing lies.

By: Jamie Santo The Newspaper Association of America’s Research Award was presented posthumously to the late Thomas J. Holbein, executive

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ALVIN E. AUSTIN, 89, longtime head of the University of North Dakota’s journalism department, died June 13. An erstwhile editor of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, he is generally credited with popularizing his university’s athletic teams as the “”Sioux.””

By: Jamie Santo JOHN H. CONNOR, 84, retired editor of The Daily News in Batavia, N.Y., died June 15 after

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