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Award-winning Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson, the only journalist allowed inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s home the day he was assassinated in 1968, has passed away at the age of 93 in Atlanta. The AP called Johnson "a trailblazing … more
Tributes have been paid to the Scottish journalist and author Deborah Orr, who has died aged 57. The former Guardian and Independent writer's death was confirmed over the weekend by her family. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, … more
Houston Harriman Harte was a longtime media executive who drove the growth of several Texas TV stations and newspapers, including the San Antonio Express-News. He was an avid pilot and devoted husband of nearly seven decades. Relatives said Harte … more
Paul Ingrassia, an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who placed readers in the boardrooms and executive suites of the nation’s automotive industry and put many of its leaders under scrutiny, died on Monday in Naples, Fla. He was 69. His … more
Lee Salem, 73, of Leawood, Kan., passed away on September 2, 2019. He was born on July 21, 1946, and lived his early years in Boston, Mass., before moving to Portsmouth, N.H. Lee moved to the Kansas City area to attend and ultimately graduate from … more
Leslie H. Gelb, who covered government and world affairs as a correspondent, editor and columnist for The New York Times, died Saturday. He was 82. Gelb’s wife, Judith, told the newspaper he died at a New York hospital of renal failure brought on … more
Steve Hunt, president, publisher, and editor of the Daily Press who helped shape Southern California sports and news coverage during a 45-year newspaper career, died Tuesday. He was 64. Hunt died at his Apple Valley home of complications from … more
Some 30 years ago, a Globe investigative reporter wondered how tough he should be in a story about corrupt judges, and sought guidance from Gerry O’Neill, editor of the Spotlight Team. “Write it so it scares you,” Mr. O’Neill said. Fine … more
Eugene C. Dorsey, a respected former publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle and president of the Gannett Foundation who called the Rochester area home for nearly 50 years, has died at the age of 92. Mr. Dorsey, a resident of Penfield, died … more
The Citizen Tribune lost one of its original employees and the Lakeway Area lost a great friend Saturday. Don Cunningham, longtime circulation director for the Citizen Tribune, died Saturday following a lengthy illness. He was 78. Read more more
Phil Blanchard, an editor for several newspapers — including the Times Union and the Schenectady Gazette — and websites for more than five decades, died on Aug. 16 at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. The cause was cancer.Read more more
When riots broke out in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992, few local reporters covering the historical unrest were able to interview the Koreans whose neighborhoods were suddenly besieged by violence. They couldn’t speak the language.Read more more
Carol Stark, editor of The Joplin Globe, who died Wednesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a long battle with cancer, was remembered by friends and co-workers for her professionalism, warmth and humor. Stark, 61, was recent past … more
For nearly 40 years, whether it was at the Delaware County Daily Times’ office in Chester or in Primos, visitors to the sports department were often greeted by the friendly face and warm hospitality of one Robert Dean Franklin, known … more
Her admirers too numerous to count and her influence on this city as deep and profound as that of any elected official, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lois Wille was a trailblazer of immense talent, fortitude and considerable charm. She worked for … more
Wesley Pruden, an ink-stained newspaperman who rose from a teenage copyboy in Arkansas to pugnacious columnist and editor in chief at the Washington Times, where he helped make the news­paper a favorite of conservatives, died July 17 at his home in … more
Anyone who knew Dave Condren would tell you he was one of the funniest people they had ever met. So it's no surprise to learn that he made sure his wit would outlive him. Mr. Condren, a longtime newspaper reporter who worked at four of the region's … more
Chris Kupferer, 56, of Lower Gwynedd Township, a copy editor at The Inquirer for almost a quarter of a century, was found dead Friday, July 5, at his home. After Mr. Kupferer did not report for work Friday, Lower Gwynedd police officers went to … more
Neil Westergaard, the former longtime editor of the Denver Business Journal who also led The Denver Post as the newspaper surpassed the Rocky Mountain News in total daily and Sunday circulation in the 1990s, died Sunday night. He was 67.Read more more
Bob Sudyk, a former Courant sports columnist and Northeast Magazine writer, died Friday at the age of 85 in Cleveland. Sudyk joined the Courant in September 1981 after 25 years with the Cleveland Press, where he wrote about business, medicine and … more
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