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Notable Journalists Deaths

  • John Seigenthaler (2014)

    John Seigenthaler

    KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the John F. Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.In his wide-ranging career, Seigenthaler also served on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign and founded the...

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  • Felix Dennis, 67 (1947 - 2014)

    Felix Dennis

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Felix Dennis, a flamboyant publisher who co-edited the 1960s underground magazine Oz and went on to build a magazine empire, has died. He was 67 and had cancer.His office said Monday that Dennis died at home in Dorsington, central England, a day earlier.An enthusiastic participant in the 1960s counterculture, Dennis came to prominence as a defendant in the 1971...

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  • Richard Durrett (2014)

    Richard Durrett

    The Associated PressBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Richard Durrett, a veteran reporter who covered Dallas-area sports for ESPN, has died. He was 38.ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz confirmed Durrett's death Tuesday night, but said he had no further details.Durrett covered the Rangers and other teams for ESPN Dallas for the last five years. He worked at the Dallas Morning News before joining ESPN.Patrick...

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  • Charles Barsotti, 80 (1933 - 2014)

    Charles Barsotti

    MARIA SUDEKUM, The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles Barsotti, whose New Yorker cartoons plumbed the human condition featuring characters such as the psychiatrist dog and the pilgrim with the walking stick, has died. He was 80.Barsotti was diagnosed in 2013 with brain cancer and died late Monday at home in Kansas City, his daughter, Kerry Scott, said Tuesday."He got the maximum...

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  • C. David Burgin (2014)

    C. David  Burgin

    The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — C. David Burgin, a longtime editor who gained a reputation as a troubleshooter for fading newspapers, died Monday at his home in Houston after a lengthy illness. He was 75.Burgin died of the effects of four serious strokes he had suffered since 1997, said his wife, Judy Burgin.Burgin had served as editor-in-chief of seven U.S. daily newspapers, starting with...

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