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Bill Beecham, a longtime bureau chief for The Associated Press in Salt Lake City who oversaw coverage of several major stories including the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, has died. He was 79. He … more
Rush Limbaugh, the radio host who revolutionized conservative talk radio and became the medium's biggest and most influential star, is dead at the age of 70.His death was announced on his program by … more
James Ridgeway, a muckraking journalist who trained his investigative powers on the automotive and energy industries, far-right hate groups and the U.S. prison system, among other quarries that he … more
Albor Ruiz, a prominent Cuban-born journalist whose columns for The Daily News, El Diario and Al Dia News advocated for Latino immigrants and demanded that the United States lift its longstanding … more
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Page County Newspapers.Evelyn Birkby passed away February 7 at the age of 101. She had been on a gentle glide path for several months, comfortable at the … more
Prominent pro football journalist Terez Paylor died suddenly at age 37, his fiancée said Tuesday.Ebony Reed, Paylor's longtime girlfriend and fiancée, said he will be dearly … more
Les Levine, a fixture on the Cleveland sports scene for more than five decades, died Feb. 3 after a protracted battle with diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, according to his family. He was … more
Back in the glory days of newsmagazines, the editors at Newsweek used to sit around and fantasize about their dream “doomsday” team — the clutch of journalists they would want on … more
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was … more
Pam Johnson, a former executive editor of Arizona’s largest newspaper, has died. She was 74.The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Johnson died Jan. 20 in Overland Park, Kansas after a … more
Tom Gregory, a newspaperman for four decades, was a gruff editor who bestrode the newsroom like an emperor, wielding his pica pole – the ruler used to measure stories – like a scepter.He … more
Former publisher of The Sentinel, Wayne Powell, 83, died Thursday.Powell was a native of Rutledge, Alabama, and attended schools in Luverne, Alabama, before earning a degree in journalism from the … more
Bryan Monroe, a journalism professor and former CNNPolitics.com editor who once headed the National Association of Black Journalists and helped guide the Biloxi Sun Herald to a Pulitzer Prize for … more
Sheldon Adelson, who rose from selling newspapers on Boston street corners at age 12 to one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his … more
Neil Sheehan, the Vietnam War correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times, leading the government for the first time in American history to … more
Longtime newsman and true-crime author Ed Taggert’s love of life, learning and journalism were contagious.Taggert, retired managing editor of the Reading Eagle and Reading Times, encouraged his … more
Virginia Ellis, a pioneering woman journalist who made her mark in Tallahassee’s capital press corps in an era of widespread corruption, has died of a stroke at her home in California. She was … more
Virginia Ellis, a trailblazing journalist whose government accountability reporting spanned four decades and culminated in award-winning Los Angeles Times reporting on secret diversions of public … more
We've lost one of our own.Meg Jones, who was the heart and soul of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's newsroom for more than two decades, died early Sunday.She was 58 and just last month was diagnosed … more
Few people ever questioned Gary L. Wright. “I’m always right,” he’d boast. “That’s my name.”As a journalist, mostly at The Charlotte Observer on the courts … more
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