Al Neuharth, newspaper man, 1924-2013
“To the end of his life, he was a contrarian in how he tweaked the journalistic establishment, dressed in his flamboyant wardrobe. Al often said (his early failure with a South Dakota sports newspaper) was a humbling and instructive experience, which he didn’t forget as he moved up the executive chain at Gannett and became a newspaper baron. It was a wonderful American life, from a poor family on the Great Plains to the infantry in World War II to the heights of American journalism.”
—Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor, on the death of USAToday founder Al Neuharth
• Editorial Comment: It may have been the “MacPaper,” but Neuharth’s USAToday changed journalism.
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