Moscowitz dead at 78

This story was posted on July 19, 2016.

Ray Moscowitz, a member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame since 2002 who served as board president for several years, died June 8 in Bloomington. He was 78.

From his obituary, as printed in the (Bloomington) Herald-Times:

Moscowitz spent 29 years with Nixon Newspapers, the last 10 as editorial director overseeing the company’s 12 newspapers. He was managing editor of the Frankfort Times, editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer, editor of the Michigan City News-Dispatch, publisher of the Wabash Plain Dealer, and publisher of the Peru Tribune.

In 1998, the Hoosier State Press Association created the Ray Moscowitz Award, which recognizes newspaper excellence “beyond the call of duty.” The first Ray Moscowitz Award was given at the association’s 1998 Newsroom Seminar to seven newspapers for a series of stories that exposed how public officials routinely violate Indiana’s Open Records Law.
He was named Print Journalist of the Year 2001 by Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in October 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, Bloomington; son and daughter-in-law, David and Leigh, and grandchildren Amelia and Elijah, Columbia, South Caroline; sisters Barbara Benon, Santa Barbara, California, and Sharon Hasson, Encino, California; a sister-in-law, Gerry Moscowitz, Encino, California.

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