Loyce Joe Allen, 73, former advertising director for the Dallas Times Herald, died Aug. 1 of cancer. Allen was graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1950, and joined the Times Herald that same year. He spent over four decades in the ad department of the Times Herald, leaving only when the paper was bought and folded by The Dallas Morning News in 1991. Allen subsequently joined People Newspapers, where he served as an ad consultant until his retirement in 1996.

By: Jamie Santo Todd Michael Bauer, 24, reporter for The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, died July 23 after a brief battle

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Philip True, the Mexico City bureau chief for the San Antonio Express-News who was killed last December, has been honored with a posthumous award by the Inter American Press Association. True was recognized by the hemispheric free-press organization for promoting U.S.-Mexico relations through his reporting. True, an experienced hiker, was killed while on a trek in the Sierra Madre Occidental to research the Huichol culture. The posthumous award will be presented at the IAPA’s 55th General Assembly Oct. 16-20 in Houston.

By: Jamie Santo The IAPA will also award its 1999 Grand Prize for Press Freedom to four Cuban dissidents for

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By: Jamie Santo Richard J. Mederios to advertising director of The Hartford Courant from display advertising director at the daily.

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Harley R. Bierce, 58, who shared in a Pulitzer Prize won by The Indianapolis Star for exposing police corruption, died Aug. 3 while on a mountain-climbing trip in Colorado. A school teacher before becoming a reporter at the Star, Bierce in later years worked as an insurance executive and consultant.

By: Jamie Santos Bierce, a founding member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization, together with reporter Richard Cady formed

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Three professors have been named 1999 Freedom Forum Journalism Teachers of the Year. With each awarded a medal and $10,000, this year’s honorees are Bruce D. Itule of Arizona State University; Dianne M. Lynch of St. Michael’s College; and Christine M. Martin of West Virginia University. The awards recognize outstanding instruction and leadership in core areas of journalism: reporting, editing, the history of journalism, media law, or ethics.

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By: Jamie Santo Ken Svanum to publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press from advertising director of The Press Democrat in

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Martin Agronsky, 84, a career reporter, died July 25. Agronsky, who spent the majority of his career in TV and radio, began his journalism career as a general-assignment reporter for the Palestine Post (now the Jerusalem Post) in 1936. Agronsky served as a war correspondent on radio and was a Washington correspondent, foreign correspondent, and commentator for U.S. TV from 1943 until his retirement in 1988. Agronsky’s syndicated TV program, “”Agronsky and Company,”” ran for 18 years and was considered a pioneer of the now-familiar round-table discussion format.

By: Jamie Santo John Doohan, 86, chief librarian for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Times in Missouri,

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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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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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