Glover died yesterday at an Atlanta hospice.
Glover retired in 1989 as the first editor-in-chief of Cox Newspapers, a publishing group that included 21 dailies. The newspaper group includes the Dayton, Ohio, Daily News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
A native of Stone Bluff, Indiana, Glover grew up in Dayton. He began work as a reporter at Cox's Dayton Journal Herald in 1949.
Over the next four decades, Glover held several reporting, managerial and executive positions within the newspaper group.
He was named president of Cox Enterprises in 1977 and soon moved to Atlanta.
In 1986, he was named editor-in-chief of the company's newspaper publishing division.
Survivors include two sons, a grandson and a sister.
By: (AP) Charles E. Glover, a veteran journalist who was the first editor-in-chief of media company Cox Enterprises' newspaper group, has died. He was 79.