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Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through best-sellers like … more
The first Stars and Stripes reporter sent to cover the Vietnam War — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Steve Stibbens — died Saturday in Dallas at age 84.Stibbens got his start in journalism at age 12 … more
Bruce Eggler, a New Orleans journalist who over a half-century career covered subjects ranging from grand opera to media criticism to the minutiae of city government, died Wednesday in his apartment … more
Julia Reed, a Mississippi native who wrote about presidential politics and fashion for Vogue before emerging as an irreverent and stylish chronicler of Southern life and food, died Aug. 28 at a … more
Longtime media journalist and Variety alumnus Morrie Gelman died of heart failure on Aug. 26 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 90.Gelman was a Variety staffer from 1977 to 1992.Born Morris Gelman in … more
A Chicago Tribune correspondent who was based in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years, William R. Neikirk was an expert at explaining economics and complex financial issues to readers.Neikirk, … more
Joseph Mark Puglia, a newspaperman and public relations executive, died Aug. 21 of Parkinson’s disease at St. Margaret’s at Mercy Nursing Home. He was 75.A New Orleans native, he was a … more
Gail Sheehy, a journalist who plumbed the interior lives of public figures for clues to their behavior and examined societal trends as signposts of cultural change, died on Monday at a hospital in … more
Randolph Betts Smith, 66, of East Falls, a journalist who became a marketing executive in Philadelphia, died Friday, Aug. 21, of complications from a heart arrhythmia at Penn Presbyterian Medical … more
Her father was a homicide detective, an Irish American who spent his career on the New York Police Department and served once as grand marshal of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It … more
Chip Malafronte, a longtime sportswriter and columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s New Haven Register, died Wednesday after a long and courageous battle with cancer, his family … more
Sumner Redstone, the pugnacious Hollywood titan who controlled media giants Viacom and CBS, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness, according to National Amusements, the … more
Kurt Luedtke, the former Detroit Free Press executive editor who went on to win an Academy Award for his "Out of Africa" screenplay, has died. He was 80.  Luedtke, after a long … more
Mike Clark, the film critic for USA Today from 1985 until 2009, died July 31 at a Reston, Virginia, hospital from a head injury sustained in a fall at his Virginia home on July 27. He was 73, and had … more
Maurice "Reese" Schonfeld, who helped launch the cable news era as the first president of CNN, has died. He was 88.His widow Pat O'Gorman and daughter Juliette Reverand confirmed his death. "He loved … more
The obituary Mike Konrad’s family wrote would never have made it past him. He died at Oak Tree Hospital, it read. That was incorrect. It was Oak Hill Hospital.Mr. Konrad, who worked for the … more
In the 1970s and ’80s, when national newsmagazines were at the top of the media heap, Jerry Lubenow held tremendous sway as the San Francisco bureau chief for Newsweek.Just to have him arrive … more
I can’t recall a day in the past few years when Rick Murphy arrived at work without a smile on his face.He was, quite simply, one of the most affable fellows I’ve ever met.On Tuesday, … more
Mary Lou Simms passed away July 19, 2020 after a brief illness. Her career in journalism spanned more than 50 years.  She was recognized for her writing talent while working for the St. … more
Jessie Mangaliman, a reporter who brought skill and verve to journalism for Mercury News readers and diligent service in a public-affairs career that followed, died Monday of an apparent heart … more
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