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Larry Bensky, who brought an activist’s level of devotion and a historian’s attention to detail to the work of radio journalism, died May 19 in Berkeley. He was 87. more
He wrote about world affairs for Time magazine and worked at the State Department before becoming a senior editor at The New York Times in 1967. more
Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser and CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, has died. She was 58. more
Rex Murphy, a Canadian newspaper, radio and television commentator who delighted his country’s conservatives with sharp attacks on environmentalists, liberal politicians and what he called their “woke politics,” died on May 9 in Toronto. He was 77. more
He helped direct The Philadelphia Inquirer’s ascent to be Philadelphia’s dominant newspaper in the late 1980s and was known as a stabilizing force during turbulent times. A former colleague called him “my most important mentor and the best boss I ever had.” more
A longtime McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital journalist and editor who died unexpectedly is being remembered as “an old-fashioned reporter.” more
A longtime entertainment reporter at KTLA in Los Angeles died Friday, May 10, 2024, from a heart attack, TMZ reports. more
For 15 years, French viewers watched Mr. Pivot on his weekly show, “Apostrophes,” to decide what to read next. more
Edward "Ed" L. Johnson, a longtime executive editor of The Gainesville (Florida) Sun for more than two decades who oversaw the newspaper during its two Pulitzer Prize wins, died April 23 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 92. more
Michael E. Yockel, former Baltimore City Paper editor and music critic who later became a freelance writer and editor for numerous publications, died of complications following cancer surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Monkton resident was 71. more
George Dooley was a pioneering visionary in public media, establishing South Florida PBS’s WPBT2 mission of providing high-quality educational and cultural programming to the South Florida community. more
He stepped out of his behind-the-scenes role in 2004 when he was cast as the ultimate sports know-it-all on the game show “Stump the Schwab.” more
John Brewer, whose coast-to-coast journalism career spanned 50 years, including nearly two decades at The Associated Press, has died. He was 76. more
A courageous correspondent who reported from the world’s trouble spots. A supporter of humanitarian causes. A good friend. Those were among the reactions to the death of Terry Anderson, the former chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press. more
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota lieutenant governor and newspaper columnist Lloyd Omdahl has died at 93. Omdahl was the last Democrat to serve as lieutenant governor in North Dakota, the Bismarck Tribune reported. He was appointed to that position by former North Dakota Democratic Gov. George Sinner in 1987 and served as lieutenant governor through 1992. more
 Robert MacNeil, who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” in the 1970s and co-anchored the show with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday. He was 93. more
The Long Island paper won seven Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure, and he was a top editor for the Arizona Project, which investigated a reporter’s murder. more
She wrote about politics and the patriarchy as a left-wing writer, then alienated her compatriots with exposés critical of the Black Panthers and the environmental movement. more
Cathy Panagoulias, a former Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor who was a fierce advocate for young staffers and had a key role in publishing the paper after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died after a brief illness. more
James Washington, the president and general manager of The Atlanta Voice, a longtime advocate of the Black Press, and the 2019 National Association of Black Journalist Legacy Award winner, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. more
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