Topics

Hearst Corporation
C. David Burgin dies at 75; editor tried to revive dying newspapers
C. David Burgin dies at 75; editor tried to revive dying newspapers

C. David Burgin, a longtime editor who gained a reputation as a troubleshooter for fading newspapers, died Monday at his home in Houston after a lengthy illness. He was 75. Burgin died of the effects of four serious strokes he had suffered since 1997, said his wife, Judy Burgin. Burgin had served as editor-in-chief of seven U.S. daily newspapers, starting with New Jersey's Paterson News in 1977. His first top management jobs came at the Washington Star, where he was sports editor, city editor and assistant managing editor and hired such young talent as future New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and sportswriter Ira Berkow. He talked two Washington bartenders, future Boston Globe...

Loading