He had been on the staff of the Enterprise and the combined Enterprise-Record for 37 years.
He had joined the faculty at Northeastern in 2002 after more than two decades as a newspaper reporter and editor.
Harper was a major voice in Cleveland’s African American community since the early 1960s.
The business journalist "cut straight through corporate-speak and tough economics jargon."
The GM since 2009, she coordinated the production of newspapers and shoppers reaching more than 30,000 households.
He was the former chairman and chief executive of Douthit Communications, which publishes 14 weekly newspapers.
The former managing editor of the Visalia Times-Delta and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday from lung cancer.
He filled the features slot at the paper for 33 years.
He began his career with the New York Sun.
He spent 62 years at the paper and transformed it into Northern California's largest.
He held top jobs at papers in several states before retiring two years ago.
He came out to his colleagues in 1980, and once penned a first-person piece about being a closeted Navy officer in the '60s.
The newspaperman had been with the Chronicle for nearly 50 years before retiring in 1994.