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Joseph Mark Puglia, a newspaperman and public relations executive, died Aug. 21 of Parkinson’s disease at St. Margaret’s at Mercy Nursing Home. He was 75.A New Orleans native, he was a … more
Gail Sheehy, a journalist who plumbed the interior lives of public figures for clues to their behavior and examined societal trends as signposts of cultural change, died on Monday at a hospital in … more
Randolph Betts Smith, 66, of East Falls, a journalist who became a marketing executive in Philadelphia, died Friday, Aug. 21, of complications from a heart arrhythmia at Penn Presbyterian Medical … more
Her father was a homicide detective, an Irish American who spent his career on the New York Police Department and served once as grand marshal of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It … more
Chip Malafronte, a longtime sportswriter and columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s New Haven Register, died Wednesday after a long and courageous battle with cancer, his family … more
Sumner Redstone, the pugnacious Hollywood titan who controlled media giants Viacom and CBS, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness, according to National Amusements, the … more
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
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