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Richard Christiansen, longtime chief critic at the Chicago Tribune, died Jan. 28 at the Selfhelp Home on the North Side. He was 90. Christiansen retired from the Tribune in 2002 after 45 years in the newspaper business. more
Curt Chandler, a member of the Department of Journalism, joined Penn State after compiling more than 25 years of newsroom experience. He was a storyteller at heart — consistently striving to find the best platforms to entertain and inform people. more
Ron Ehrhardt spent his whole career in the printing industry as a driven and appreciated salesman and manager. more
Richard E. D'Aquin, Sr., retired publisher of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, died peacefully at his home in Lafayette on Saturday, Jan. 22.  He was 94. more
Clarence “Bud” Brown Jr., a former congressman from Ohio and retired chairman of the now-defunct Brown Publishing Co., has died, according to a funeral home in his hometown. He was 94. more
Richard G. Wakefield of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 17 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  more
George Meyer of Calgary, AB, passed away on Dec. 31 at the age of 92 years. Meyer was an active member of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. more
Storied Atlanta journalist Dick Williams died Thursday from congestive heart failure. He was 77. more
Bob Wick, co-owner of Wick Communications, died Jan. 13 after a fight with cancer and subsequent heart attack. Wick Communications is a three-generation multi-media company that has operations in 11 states. more
Mike Cochran, who during a nearly 40-year career with The Associated Press told the stories of Texas’ larger-than-life characters with his rich and detailed writing, has died. He was 85. more
Don Crandall Becker, a former president of the Detroit (Michigan) Free Press who also served as chairman of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, has died. more
Edwin Madison Taylor III, the former executive editor of the Burlington (North Carolina) Times-News, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. more
Mel Reeves, a longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist and journalist for Minnesota’s oldest Black-owned newspaper, has died from complications due to COVID-19. more
Victor Hanson II, former publisher of The Birmingham (Alabama) News and the head of an editorial board that won the newspaper’s first Pulitzer Prize for editorials in 1991, died Friday, Jan. 7. more
Rex Dearmont Rust, co-president of Rust Communications, died Thursday evening after a yearlong battle with cancer. more
For nearly 30 years, Mike Sample could be found fixing computers, giving layout suggestions, adjusting headlines and answering phone calls throughout The Herald office. more
Bill Morlin was a local shoe-leather reporter so well-sourced, he could get the details on any crime-related story in a matter of hours. more
Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, the third-generation editor and publisher of a historic Black newspaper in North Carolina and a driving force behind the pardons of the Wilmington 10, has died. She was 78. more
Beverly Russell, a British American journalist and editor who led the design magazines Interiors and Architecture, advocating for women to seize their place in media and design, died on Dec. 11 at her home in Albuquerque. She was 87. more
James E. “Jim” Burgess, a longtime publisher for Lee Enterprises, past president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, died … more
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