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William Woestendiek dies at 90; former USC journalism school director
William Woestendiek dies at 90; former USC journalism school director

William Woestendiek, an editor who led Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper investigations before ending his career as director of the USC school of journalism, died Friday at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility after a long illness, his family said. He was 90. As managing editor of the now-defunct Houston Post, Woestendiek oversaw the newspaper's expose of government corruption in a Houston suburb that resulted in widespread reforms and a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. The Arizona Daily Star, with Woestendiek in the executive editor's post, won a Pulitzer in 1981 for its investigation into financial irregularities within the University of Arizona's athletic department. Woestendiek...

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