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San Diego Journalist Neil Morgan Dies At 89

Neil Morgan, a San Diego journalist whose career spanned more than a half-century and included a stint as editor of The San Diego Tribune, has died at the age of 89.

Voice of San Diego reports that Morgan's wife, Judith, said her husband had been ill for some time. He died Saturday at his home in the city's La Jolla area.

Morgan worked at the Tribune from 1950 until 1992 in positions including columnist and editor. He continued writing at The San Diego Union-Tribune, the newspaper created in 1992 from the merger of the San Diego Union and the Tribune.

After he left in 2004, he helped start the nonprofit Voice of San Diego news site.

Morgan authored or co-wrote a dozen books, many with San Diego themes.

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Missionaccomplished | February 3, 2014 at 7:43 p.m. ― 3 years, 1 month ago

RIP Where are all the Coleman mourners???

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dialyn | February 4, 2014 at 6:50 a.m. ― 3 years, 1 month ago

Neil Morgan almost seems like one of the last of a dying breeding: the journalist more interested in the story than in self-advertisement. The local newspaper certainly has never been the same since they started advocating instead of reporting. Of course Mr. Morgan had his own political position, but I think he could set aside his personal preferences in order to tell the story. Certainly I don't remember him feeling the need to promote himself instead of the subject of his reporting. Not only have too many new reporters lost any grounding in grammar and punctuation, have a tendency to repeat the informal and snarky language of social media, but they are so busy trying to get attention that they don't seem to have much time for anything but the me-me-me story (there are exceptions, of course). I realize the times have changed, but I'm still waiting for them to improve. I'll miss you, Mr. Morgan. You were a class act.

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