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Kurt Luedtke, the former Detroit Free Press executive editor who went on to win an Academy Award for his "Out of Africa" screenplay, has died. He was 80.  Luedtke, after a long … more
Mike Clark, the film critic for USA Today from 1985 until 2009, died July 31 at a Reston, Virginia, hospital from a head injury sustained in a fall at his Virginia home on July 27. He was 73, and had … more
Maurice "Reese" Schonfeld, who helped launch the cable news era as the first president of CNN, has died. He was 88.His widow Pat O'Gorman and daughter Juliette Reverand confirmed his death. "He loved … more
The obituary Mike Konrad’s family wrote would never have made it past him. He died at Oak Tree Hospital, it read. That was incorrect. It was Oak Hill Hospital.Mr. Konrad, who worked for the … more
In the 1970s and ’80s, when national newsmagazines were at the top of the media heap, Jerry Lubenow held tremendous sway as the San Francisco bureau chief for Newsweek.Just to have him arrive … more
I can’t recall a day in the past few years when Rick Murphy arrived at work without a smile on his face.He was, quite simply, one of the most affable fellows I’ve ever met.On Tuesday, … more
Mary Lou Simms passed away July 19, 2020 after a brief illness. Her career in journalism spanned more than 50 years.  She was recognized for her writing talent while working for the St. … more
Jessie Mangaliman, a reporter who brought skill and verve to journalism for Mercury News readers and diligent service in a public-affairs career that followed, died Monday of an apparent heart … more
Former Michigan State School of Journalism director and University Ombudsman Stan Soffin died July 9 at the age of 78.Soffin began his tenure at MSU in 1968 in the School of Journalism and became the … more
Retired Alabama newspaper executive Barrett Shelton Jr., who helped promote the Tennessee Valley region during in time in journalism, has died.The Decatur Daily, where Shelton worked as editor and … more
John Woestendiek Jr., a former Baltimore Sun features reporter and dog lover, died June 24 from complications of a stroke at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was … more
Dick Gosselin, a veteran Maine broadcaster and reporter, died July 1 after a months-long struggle with Lewy Body disease and Parkinson’s. He was 72.In a broadcast career that spanned a … more
As a cub reporter at the Arkansas Democrat in 1951, Jerry McConnell was dispatched to cover a luncheon speech by Gov. Sid McMath.The governor was speaking at 12:30 p.m.McConnell’s deadline? … more
John Bompengo, who covered Congo’s political turmoil as a freelance photographer and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died, relatives said Sunday. He … more
Journalists, musicians and entertainers across Philadelphia are mourning the loss of longtime Philadelphia Tribune entertainment reporter Kimberly C. Roberts.Roberts died the weekend of May 30, 2020. … more
Ron Harrist, who covered Elvis Presley, black separatists, white supremacists and college football legends during his 41 years as a reporter and editor in Mississippi for The Associated Press, died of complications from leukemia at his home in … more
Terry Larimer, the former Morning Call sportswriter, columnist and editor best known for his coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lehigh University football and wrestling and Lehigh Valley sports, died on Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. … more
A 43-year journalism career ended Tuesday when Jack Kramer died after a year-long battle with cancer. Kramer worked for nearly two decades at the New Haven Register, leaving as the executive editor when it was owned by the Journal Register Co. … more
H. Brandt "Brandy" Ayers, the small-town publisher who turned The Anniston Star into a voice for integration in the 1960s, died Sunday, friends and family members say. He was 85. “For all of my life, he was at the head of a good small newspaper, a … more
Journal Inquirer Publisher Elizabeth S. Ellis died Monday at 92 after a 53-year career at the newspaper during which she was a rarity in American journalism—a woman in charge. In 1967, a year after the death from leukemia of their teen-age son, … more
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