Larry Beaupre's career in journalism began in upstate New York, where
as a young reporter he was part of the team that produced the Rochester
's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Attica prison riots
It ended in Scranton, where as managing editor of The Times-Tribune
he led the newspaper to dozens of state and national awards and oversaw
the transformation of Times-Shamrock
newspapers into the largest
news-gathering team in Northeast Pennsylvania.
In the more than four decades in between, Mr. Beaupre built a
reputation as a hard-nosed newspaperman who saw opportunities where
others saw only obstacles, once even using a carrier pigeon to get
photographs to the newsroom on deadline.
A husband, father, friend, mentor and leader, Mr. Beaupre touched the
lives and guided the careers of countless journalists who mourned his
death Sunday at the age of 68.