Former Akron Beacon Journal Publisher John Dotson Jr. Dies at 76

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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.

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