Richmond biz reporter Bacque dies at 67

Peter Bacque, who covered energy and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, died Monday at the age of 67. Bill McKelway of the Times-Dispatch writes, “Gregory J. Gilligan, business editor of The Times-Dispatch, said Mr. Bacqué ’embodied the true spirit of a journalist — always digging for news and being fair to both sides.’ “He recalled […]

WSJ to give $10,000 to Bird family

Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following to the staff: As we mourn the loss of David Bird, I want to share with you details of his funeral and offer a way to make a contribution in his memory. David was a widely respected reporter for The Wall Street Journal and […]

WSJ’s Baker remembers David Bird

Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following message to the staff about reporter David Bird, whose body was found in New Jersey after being missing for 14 months: As many of you will have heard, the remains of our colleague, David Bird, were found today, more than a year after he was […]

Body in New Jersey confirmed as that of WSJ reporter

David Bird, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was missing for more than a year, has been found dead near the site of his disappearance, reports Melanie Grayce West of the Journal. West reports, “Mr. Bird was born in Trenton, N.J., the youngest of six children. He graduated from Rider College and worked for a […]

Body found near where WSJ reporter went missing

A body has been found near where Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird went missing in New Jersey in January 2014. Justin Zaremba writes for, “After a body was recovered from a waterway bordering Somerset and Morris counties Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman for the family of David Bird says they’re still waiting for answers. […]

Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan/Afghanistan dies

Reuters said Monday its bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan has died, reports Wajahat S. Khan and Mushtaq Yusufzai of NBC News. Khan and Yusfzai write, “Maria Golovnina was 34. The news agency said the Islamabad-based journalist lost consciousness in her office and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. “‘Maria was […]

Why David Carr was a great tech journalist

André-Pierre du Plessis, Memeburn editor, argues that recently deceased New York Times media reporter and columnist David Carr was actually the greatest tech reporter of our time. Du Plessis writes, “But his work, and his reasons for writing, has influenced me more than any journalist writing about technology today. “Therefore the sole purpose of this […]

Coverage: The death of a journalism icon        

Esteemed New York Times media columnist David Carr collapsed in the newsroom on Thursday and was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was iconic in journalism circles and many were shocked at the news. The coverage was extensive for one of the best. Over the weekend, the news broke that Carr had lung cancer. Faith […]

Carr of NYTimes dies at 58

David Carr, longtime media reporter and columnist for the New York Times, collapsed in the newsroom Thursday and died. He was 58. Christine Mai-Duc and Marc Duvoisin of the Los Angeles Times writes, “Carr had written about the media for 25 years. Before joining the New York Times in 2002, he had been a contributing […]

McCormick, former business editor, dies at 64

Lynde McCormick, former business editor of the Rocky Mountain News, has died at the age of 64. Friend John Rebchook of writes, “Lynde left the Rocky in late 1990 to take a job as an anchor for an upstart Christian Science Monitor cable channel based in Boston, where he had his own show, Business […]