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John Seigenthaler (2014)
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...
Felix Dennis, 67 (1947 - 2014)
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...
Richard Durrett (2014)
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...
Charles Barsotti, 80 (1933 - 2014)
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...
C. David Burgin (2014)
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...
Marilyn Beck, 85 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran entertainment columnist Marilyn Beck has died after a four-decade career interviewing Hollywood luminaries.Beck's business partner, Stacy Jenel Smith,...
Arthur Gelb, 90 (1924 - 2014)
JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Veteran editor Arthur Gelb, whose news sense, arts sensibility and journalistic vigor sculpted The New York Times for decades, died Tuesday at...
William Worthy (2014)
BOSTON (AP) — William Worthy, a foreign correspondent who defied travel bans to Cold War adversaries of the United States, has died. He was 92. Worthy died May 4 at a nursing home in Brewster,...
Al Feldstein, 88 (1925 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Before "The Daily Show," ''The Simpsons" or even "Saturday Night Live," Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle...
Harry Koundakjian (2014)
DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Harry Koundakjian, a former photographer and photo editor for The Associated Press in the Middle East and New York City, has died. He was 83...
Patrick Seale, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Patrick Seale, a veteran journalist and author on Middle Eastern affairs as well as one of the world's leading historians on Syria, has died in London after a...
Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone, Jr., 89 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Longtime journalist and educator Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists, has died. He was...
Anja Niedringhaus, 48 (1965 - 2014)
ANGELA CHARLTON, The Associated Press Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and...
Jonathan Schell, 70 (1943 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Schell, the crusading author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear...
Bob Thomas, 92 (1922 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — He was the institutional memory for the movies at The Associated Press and a passage for the world to a Hollywood both longed for and long gone...
Joel Brinkley, 61 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Joel Brinkley, a former New York Times reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1980, has died.Brinkley, 61, died Tuesday at a...
Joe McGinniss, 71 (1942 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in "The Selling of the...
Garrick Utley, 74 (1939 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Veteran TV journalist Garrick Utley, whose far-ranging career included anchoring duties as well as reporting from more than 70 countries, has died...
Angelo Henderson (1962 - 2014)
JEFF KAROUB, The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Angelo Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Detroit journalist, radio talk show host and co-founder of a prominent community patrol group, died Saturday...
Marty Plissner (2014)
By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Plissner, the longtime political director of CBS News, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 87. He was known for his extensive...
Joe Finnigan (2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie...
Donald Forst (2014)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also worked at more than a dozen...
Dave Martin (2014)
KATE BRUMBACK, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Known as a master of his craft, longtime Associated Press photographer Dave Martin collapsed on the field of the Georgia Dome after taking one of...
Mike O'Connor (2013)
MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mike O'Connor, a veteran war correspondent who became a tough advocate and counselor for threatened journalists in one of the world's...
David Coleman, 87 (1926 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — David Coleman, a British sports broadcaster who covered 11 Summer Olympics for the BBC and six World Cups, has died. He was 87.A family statement Saturday said he...
Harry F. Rosenthal (2013)
CALVIN WOODWARD, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry F. Rosenthal, an Associated Press writer who covered America's golden age of space exploration, presidents back to Harry Truman and...
Fred Waters (2013)
JIM SALTER, The Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — Fred Waters, a longtime Associated Press photographer who covered everything from the Korean and Vietnam wars to construction of the Gateway Arch,...
Peter Kaplan, 59 (1954 - 2013)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Peter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City,"...
Florence Sando Manson (2013)
PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Florence Sando Manson, a pioneering newscaster in radio and the early years of television journalism, has died at age 95.Manson died...
Herbert Mitgang, 93 (1920 - 2013)
DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Herbert Mitgang, a longtime New York Times journalist and author of several books, died Thursday at age 93.Mitgang died at his Manhattan home from...