Former ‘News and Courier’ Editor J. Douglas Donehue Dies

By: E&P Staff

Former editor for The News and Courier (now The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.), J. Douglas Donehue, died Wednesday at the age of 78, reported the Post and Courier.

After high school, Donehue began his journalism career as a sports editor for The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, S.C., in 1948. He then switched mediums and was sports director for radio station WTND, said the Post and Courier.

From 1950 – 1954, Donehue served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. While there, he worked for the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Okinawa. According to the Post and Courier, before leaving the military, Donehue served in the Marine Corps Reserve, the Army Reserve, the Coast Guard Reserve, and the Naval Reserve.

When he came back to the states, Donehue worked as a sports editor for the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, before moving to the News and Courier in 1956. At the News and Courier, he held a range of positions including assistant sports editor, copy editor, state editor, and city editor. He also helped to establish a promotion department, said the Post and Courier, and he eventually became director of corporate communications for the paper?s publisher the Evening Post Publishing Co.

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