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Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family attended the funeral of longtime Tennessee-based newspaper editor John Seigenthaler.
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Caroline Kennedy discreet in VP vetting

Caroline Kennedy discreet in VP vetting

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy's discretion was a major reason why Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., tapped her to help vet potential running mates, those who know her say.

NBC weekend news anchor gone

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- "NBC Nightly News" weekend anchor John Seigenthaler won't be behind the desk in New York any more, leaving the network when his contract wasn't renewed.

Fake Wikipedia biography unraveled

NASHVILLE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Nashville, Tenn., man has admitted to planting fake and embarrassing information on the Internet Wikipedia encyclopedia about a newspaper publisher. Brian Chase said he created the bogus online biography of John Seigenthaler in May to play a trick on a

Wikipedia shoring up entries after furor

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is changing its ways amid claims it had become a breeding ground for "false and malicious" information.

Wikipedia's accuracy challenged again

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A former Tennessee newspaper publisher has challenged the accuracy and ethics of the free, user-written Wikipedia online encyclopedia.

USA Today reports its failings in scandal

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- USA Today said Thursday that laxity, fear and a star system enabled a former reporter to pen fabricated and plagiarized stories for years.

Analysis on USA Today scandal due Friday

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The largest daily newspaper in the United States is about to receive an exhaustive post-mortem on one of journalism's worst scandals.
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John Lawrence Seigenthaler (pronounced /ˈsiːɡɛnˌθɔːlər/; born July 27, 1927) is an American journalist, writer, and political figure. He founded the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Seigenthaler joined The Tennessean in 1949, resigning in 1960 to act as Robert F. Kennedy's administrative assistant. He rejoined The Tennessean as editor in 1962, publisher in 1973, and chairman in 1982 before retiring as chairman emeritus in 1991. Seigenthaler was also founding editorial director of USA Today from 1982 to 1991. During this period, he served on the board of directors for the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and from 1988 to 1989 was its president.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Seigenthaler is the oldest of eight siblings. He attended Father Ryan High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949. After leaving the service, Seigenthaler was hired at The Tennessean.

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