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Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • John B. Fairchild (2015)

    John B. Fairchild

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild Publications Inc., for more than 30 years, including a long stint as the tyrannical editor...

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  • Kent Flanagan (2015)

    Kent Flanagan

    The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.Flanagan's wife, Janet, said he died at home Wednesday after a long illness.Flanagan worked nearly 40 years as a journalist, starting with newspapers in Texas and Florida before joining...

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  • Dori J. Maynard, 56 (1958 - 2015)

    Dori J. Maynard

    By KRISTIN J. BENDER, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering. "Journalism," she replied. Her middle name was really Judith, but the response was still appropriate. For Maynard, journalism wasn't just a part of her life, it was her life. Maynard, president of the Robert C....

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  • Arnaud de Borchgrave, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Arnaud de Borchgrave

    The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Arnaud de Borchgrave, a globe-trotting foreign correspondent and news executive who covered 17 wars by his count and cultivated connections with world leaders to score exclusive interviews, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 88.Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave said her husband died of cancer.De Borchgrave was a throwback to a more romantic era of...

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  • David Wiessler (2015)

    David Wiessler

    UPI veteran David Wiessler, a cool head in the newsroom when crises broke out, is dead at 72 WASHINGTON (AP) — David Wiessler, a longtime Washington journalist whose coolheaded temperament made him a consummate wire-service reporter at United Press International and Reuters, has died. He was 72. Wiessler worked briefly for U.S. News & World Report and for Bloomberg News Service, but he...

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