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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
Michael Keever, the long-time senior vice president and chief marketing officer of NTVB Media, died Saturday from complications related to COVID-19. He was 55. more
Richard J. Cichelli, 77, of Upper Nazareth Township, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, at home following a stroke. more
Murray Cohen, 92, of Delphos and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7. more
Fred Hiatt, a onetime foreign correspondent who in 2000 became The Washington Post’s editorial page editor and greatly expanded the global reach of the newspaper’s opinion writers in the era of 9/11, the election of Barack Obama and the destabilizing presidency of Donald Trump, died Dec. 6 at a hospital in New York City. more
Bill Morlin, the dogged investigative reporter who covered everything from neo-Nazis and white supremacists to crooks and corrupt politicians in some four decades at the Spokane, Washington, newspapers, died Saturday. He was 75. more
Cecil Hurt, longtime sports columnist at The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News, died Tuesday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham from complications from pneumonia. more
Francis E. (Frank) Quine, who spent 24 years working at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism after 18 years with the American Press Institute (API), died Oct. 31 at his home in Broadlands, Virginia. The cause has not been determined. more
William A. “Bill” Collins, who had a 32-year career at the Index-Journal, died Tuesday. more
Ray Mosby, a Mississippi weekly newspaper publisher and editor who won awards for his no-nonsense editorial writing, died Tuesday. He was 70. more
Robert Arthur Olinto of Aliso Viejo, California, born June 29, 1945, an eternal optimist with a passion for life, family, photography and writing, passed away on Aug. 17, 2021, at the age of 76. more
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