Obituaries
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The death of NNA’s Postal Chair Emeritus Max Heath, Shelbyville, Kentucky, on July 28 set off a period of mourning across the community newspaper industry. Heath’s family told the … more
Forrest “Frosty” Landon, longtime editor of The Roanoke Times & World-News who was described as a “born newsman” in a career that spanned 40 years, died Monday. He was … more
Harry M. Rosenfeld, who barely escaped the Holocaust as a child in Nazi Germany and who became a key Washington Post editor during its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate break-in … more
David Hawpe, who rose through the ranks of the Courier Journal to become editor of the Louisville, Kentucky, newspaper, which won multiple Pulitzer Prizes on his watch, has died. He was 78. His … more
William E. Barnhart was a Chicago Tribune reporter, editor and columnist whose work over 29 years focused heavily on covering economics and the stock market. Barnhart, 74, died of liver … more
John P. McMeel, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Kansas City-based Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU), passed away July 7, 2021, announced AMU Chairman Hugh T. Andrews. He was 85 years old. "John … more
Legendary journalist Joseph Clarence Crankshaw III, a Georgia native who arrived in Stuart in 1958, is being revered this week as a humble Korean War veteran who loved being a writer and reporter, a … more
Carol Herman, an award-winning journalist and editor with The Washington Times for over two decades, has died. She was 69. Known for her precise editorial skills and uncommon cultural insight, she … more
Albert Eisele, a veteran member of the Washington press corps who helped found the Hill, a newspaper dedicated to coverage of the hurly-burly of Congress, the White House, politics, lobbying and life … more
Jan Swoope, lifestyles editor of The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Mississippi, passed away June 30 after a battle with cancer. In this column, Peter Imes, editor and publisher of the newspaper, wrote: … more
Last week, we lost a leader, a sparkplug and a dear friend. Christine Moore spent the last 20 years of her life working for Pamplin Media Group. For much of that time, including right up until her … more
Jonathan Levine, publisher of the Pittsfield Gazette, passed away on Friday, June 11, after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. A native of Pittsfield, Levine revived the school newspaper … more
Vance H. Trimble, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for exposing rampant nepotism, hidden payrolls and financial self-dealing among members of Congress, died June 16 at his home in … more
Janet Malcolm, a longtime writer for The New Yorker who was known for her piercing judgments, her novel-like nonfiction and a provocative moral certainty that cast a cold eye on journalism and its practitioners, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Manhattan. She was 86. more
Scott C. Schurz, died Monday, May 24, in Belleair, Florida, surrounded by family and following a recent stroke. He was 85 years old. Schurz was chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz … more
Bill Hartman, the longtime owner of the Fort Bend Herald, died Monday afternoon at a Sugar Land hospital. He was 79.Hartman, known more commonly by Herald readers as “BH” for authoring … more
Born on 10 May 1927, Kummer’s life in the printing industry seemed predetermined: in Wiesbaden, he attended the Gutenberg Gymnasium (grammar school), in Mainz the Johannes Gutenberg University, … more
Jim Klobuchar, an intrepid son of the Iron Range who with grace and puckish wit chronicled the lives of ordinary and fabled Minnesotans as a longtime columnist for the Star Tribune, died Wednesday at … more
Throughout her 35-year career as a sports writer at The Tribune-Democrat, Cory Isenberg covered events ranging from auto racing to hockey and everything in between. But high school sports and … more
Charles Strum, a longtime senior editor at The New York Times who earned a reputation for unflappability under deadline pressure in roles that included overseeing the paper’s nighttime news … more
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