‘Press Democrat’ Publisher Michael Parman Dies After Cancer Battle

By: E&P Staff

Michael Parman, publisher of The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., died on Sunday. He was 61.

The New York Times reported that for the past 15 months, Parman was battling pancreatic cancer. He kept an online journal about his fight.

The New York Times Co. owns the Press Democrat.

Parman was appointed executive editor of the paper in 1985 after working as an editor at The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee. He was named publisher in 1991.

The paper won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography in 1997 and a Polk Award in 2004 under Parman’s tenure.

Parman is survived by his wife Michaele “Dee Dee” McCulloch a daughter, Leah Clark, a son Chris, and two granddaughters.

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