Clara McLaughlin, 1939-2021: Owner of Florida Star spent a lifetime in journalism as trailblazer for Black community

Clara Jackson McLaughlin, owner and publisher of the Florida Star newspaper, died Sunday in hospice care at her daughter’s house in Houston. She was 81. (more…)

Remembering ‘Newspaper Guy,’ Mike Etzkin

“Mike Etzkin was a ‘Newspaper Guy’ through and through. He could write a good story, lay out the paper, and then write the headlines. “He could do it all,” said Loraine O’Connell about her former Orlando Sentinel co-worker and spouse of 26 years. (more…)

Former Ledger publisher Don Whitworth dies at 77

Don Whitworth 77 passed away at his home on September 22, 2021. (more…)

Family, friends mourn loss of former Daily News publisher John Fish

It’s hard to describe John Jeffrey Fish in a word.

Fighter is definitely one of them.

After a hard-fought battle with a brain tumor and Parkinson’s disease, Fish, a former Naples Daily News publisher, died Sunday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 63. (more…)

‘Wise and visionary’: Retired Tallahassee Democrat publisher Carrol Dadisman dies at 87

“He was a true gentleman in every way,” another former publisher said.

Carrol Dadisman was a journalist to the very end.

The former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, whose community involvement extended well beyond his years at the helm of Florida’s capital newspaper, died from cancer Thursday at his home. (more…)

Bob Stiff, former St. Petersburg Times editor, dies at 89

Bob Stiff, a veteran news reporter and editor who spent nearly 25 years at the St. Petersburg Times and its sister paper, the Evening Independent, died Saturday of COVID-19-related complications, his wife said. He was 89. (more…)

Jewish Press founder Jim Dawkins remembered as a community builder

James Allen Dawkins, founder and guiding light of the Jewish Press of Tampa Bay, died July 27, days after the Pinellas and Tampa editions of the Jewish Press published their 35th anniversary issue. He was 77. (more…)

Bill Buchalter, longtime Orlando Sentinel sportswriter, passes away at 81

Former Orlando Sentinel sportswriter Barry “Bill” Buchalter passed away Friday afternoon after being hospitalized last week with congestive heart failure. (more…)

Former Times-Union columnist, talk-radio host Greg Larson remembered for his work ethic, bombast

Greg Larson, an opinionated, sometimes over-the-top personality who impacted sports media on the First Coast for nearly 50 years, died on Saturday at his Arlington home at the age of 73. (more…)

David E. Klement, the ‘conscience’ of the Bradenton Herald for three decades, dies at 81

David E. Klement, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, think-tank director and public utility regulator, died Wednesday at his home in his sleep, according to his family. He was 81. (more…)

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