Monday, April 22, 2013

Life & Death of an S.O.B.

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 didnt 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.

• Reactions here. NYTimes obit. USAToday obit.

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News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
NEWS FLASH: Hard News Café repeats as 2013 best independent student news website in Intermountain West.
‘Beat the Boot!’—commuters, renters clash with city on parking policies, by Katie Swain
‘Caring for America’—Feminist scholar describes underappreciated caregivers, by Jessica Sonderegger
Art, Music, Theater courses will cost more under new tuition plan, by Katie Swain 
Aggie journalists best in region with 20 excellence awards, by Kelton Wells
Same-Sex Marriage: Even in Utah, love will find a way, by Emily Landeen, A-TV News
A-TV News: Gas prices, hate crimes, and walk-a-mile in her shoes, anchored by Emily Landeen and Jenna Lynn
Elizabeth Smart tells USU crowd of her ordeal, by Shayna Marcure
Opinion: Do women have to leave Utah to achieve equality? by Jessica Sonderegger 
Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’
Walk your own walk, says USU alum in her book, ‘Ballerina Boots,’ by Dani Hayes

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