In my years at the Rockford Register Star (and the Morning Star, earlier), I never answered directly to Al Neuharth, but he was the top man at Gannett, the company that owned our papers during most of my tenure.


I met Neuharth several times and was struck, as were so many people, by his flamboyance. But our conversations were brief and perfunctory.


Richard Benedetto eulogizes Neuharth HERE:


Neuharth died Friday at age 89 after a fall in his home in Florida. He left behind a powerful legacy as a Gannett newspaper tycoon, creator and spirit of USA Today and ...

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In my years at the Rockford Register Star (and the Morning Star, earlier), I never answered directly to Al Neuharth, but he was the top man at Gannett, the company that owned our papers during most of my tenure.

I met Neuharth several times and was struck, as were so many people, by his flamboyance. But our conversations were brief and perfunctory.

Richard Benedetto eulogizes Neuharth HERE:

Neuharth died Friday at age 89 after a fall in his home in Florida. He left behind a powerful legacy as a Gannett newspaper tycoon, creator and spirit of USA Today and ...

Read more