By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
(AP) The Times Herald of Port Huron says executive editor Mary Jean “Jeanie” Ruddick has died at the age of 59.
The newspaper reports Ruddick died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer.
The Muncie, Ind., native had been with the Times Herald since January 2006. She previously was the metro editor at the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas and also worked at various papers in Indiana.
Ruddick recently wrote about the craft of modern-day journalism, saying she’s “always careful to point out” to her staff “that all the prize-winning photos and videos in the world will not mask poor writing and reporting skills.”