SI Newhouse Jr. dies; ran media empire, helped build Syracuse journalism program – NewYorkUpstate.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- S.I. Newhouse Jr., the son of the namesake of Syracuse College's Newhouse Faculty and prolific journal writer, died Sunday in New York. He was 89.

Newhouse's firm, Superior Publications, operates quite a few regional newspapers across the nation, together with Syracuse.com | The Put up-Customary. It additionally owns Conde Nast, which publishes nationwide magazines similar to The New Yorker, GQ, Vainness Honest and others.

The household paid tribute to Newhouse on Sunday, describing him as "the primary particular person to return to the workplace, arriving effectively earlier than daybreak" and an individual who introduced "visionary artistic spirit coupled with no-nonsense enterprise."

Bob Sauerberg, president and chief govt officer of Conde Nast, stated that "at present, we misplaced a large."

Along with his success in publishing, Newhouse helped develop Syracuse College's prime journalism faculty: the S.I. Newhouse Faculty of Public Communications, named after his father, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., who died in 1979.

In 2003,  Newhouse Jr. and his household donated $15 million to the varsity, permitting it to build "Newhouse III" -- an iconic campus constructing with the textual content of the First Modification wrapped round it that related the varsity. 

Obituaries printed Sunday describe him as a socially awkward introvert who hardly ever granted interviews. However he is being lauded as a tastemaker in journalism and publishing. 

"He loves magazines, which means the entire and all of it, the number of issues printed, the enterprise particulars, the visions and actions and personalities of his editors, the issues, the issue-fixing, the ink and paper ... the all of it," New Yorker editor David Remnick instructed New York journal in 2009.

Newhouse lived together with his second spouse, Victoria, an architectural historian, in a Manhattan residence close to the United Nations and in a home in Bellport, Lengthy Island. Newhouse had two sons and a daughter by his first spouse, Jane Franke. 

A former member of the board of the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, Newhouse had a significant assortment of recent artwork together with works by Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. He was additionally a significant film buff and loved theater and the opera.

Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. was born Nov. eight, 1927, in Staten Island, the grandson of Russian Jewish immigrants. His father, Sam Newhouse, purchased the Staten Island Advance in 1922 and used its earnings to buy extra papers. The Newhouses grew to become one of many world's richest families.

Newhouse had a troublesome time on the at Syracuse College. He dropped out his junior year and commenced working at his father's newspapers and ultimately rose to turn out to be an business chief. 

The Newhouse Faculty took to Twitter, calling Newhouse "our pal" and sharing an in depth obituary in The New York Instances.

Lorraine Branham, the varsity's dean, stated the junior Newhouse and his brother, Donald, had been "unflagging" supporters of the varsity whose generosity has helped generations of scholars. 

"Their backing made so many issues attainable -- together with the varsity's outstanding amenities -- and their affect positively impacted generations of scholars and alumni who, in flip, made their very own mark on the communications business," she stated in a press release on the varsity's web site.

The household's full assertion is under: 

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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