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Longtime editor and publisher of New Hampshire biz paper dies

October 18, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Don Madden, who for over 30 years was owner, publisher and editor of New Hampshire Business Review, died Sept. 29 at his home in New London. He was 84.

A story on the Business Review’s website states, “For a time, he was a real estate developer in the Lakes Region, but in the early 1980s, Mr. Madden acquired New Hampshire Business Review. Over the course of his ownership, he turned the largely unknown monthly tabloid newspaper into a statewide voice for and about the state’s business community.

“NHBR became the state’s leading source of business news and information and helped bring business journalism to the forefront in the Granite State. He employed a long line of journalists, who were given the ability to cover issues in-depth and at length – something that is an increasing rarity in the world of print journalism.

“Over the course of his ownership of NHBR, Mr. Madden launched other publications, including a Seacoast edition of NHBR and Manchester magazine, a regional lifestyle magazine that was one of the publications that eventually became New Hampshire Magazine. He also founded and published Waste Dynamics of the Northeast, a regional trade publication.”

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