American writer, educator, and news executive Jerry Ceppos passed away yesterday at the age of 75. According to his wife, sepsis is what caused his death.
Jerry was a professor in addition to being a journalist. Ceppos founded a news service as dean of Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication to fill the gap created by the reduction of major news sources, hiring student journalists to cover state government, and carrying out investigative projects.
He suggested that they look at homicides that the Ku Klux Klan committed during the civil rights movement but were never solved. In addition, 90 news organizations in Louisiana and Mississippi havepublished articles written by Manship students, claims the service’s director and former New York Times investigative journalist, Christopher Drew.
At Northwood High School, Ceppos was a self-described “geeky” student who published the school newspaper, The Red and Black. At the University of Maryland, where he edited The Diamondback, he earned a journalism degree in 1969
Obituary: What Happened To Jerry Ceppos? Death Cause
Journalist Jerry Ceppos passed away at the age of 75. As per his obituary, his death cause is defined as sepsis caused by severe infection.
A potentially dangerous infection-related response is sepsis. It happens when your immune system responds poorly to an infection, harming your own tissues and organs in the process. Sepsis cannot be passed from one person to another or conveyed.
Ceppos will be buried in Miami at a private family funeral. Later on in the day, a public memorial service will be performed in his honor. We ask that friends donate to Manship School or another charity of their choice.
Jerry Ceppos Wife Karen and family
We are heartbroken to share that Professor of Journalism Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Manship School from 2011 to 2018, has passed away. A relentless supporter of democracy, ethics and diversity, Jerry was a titan in the field of journalism during his 40+ years in the newsroom. pic.twitter.com/aydbBbZoWV— LSU Manship School of Mass Communication (@ManshipSchool) July 31, 2022
Jerry Ceppos’ wife is Karen Ceppos. Jerry began a long career with Knight Newspapers and later Knight Ridder in 1972 when he moved to the South to work as an editor at The Miami Herald. Marcie Ersoff, a Herald coworker, introduced Ceppos to Karen, her younger sister.
They married in 1982 and have two children, Matthew and Robin. The editor’s wife announced his passing and gave the cause of death.
Marcie is heartbroken by her loyal husband’s passing. The 40-year union seems to have broken down. Marcie wants his close friends and relatives to come to his funeral so they can say their final goodbyes.
Jerry Ceppos Net Worth 2022: How Rich Was He Before Death?
His net worth is estimated to be between $2 and $5 million due to the fact that he edited numerous magazines throughout his career. Jerry Ceppos was quite rich before he died.
Ceppos oversaw The Mercury News for more than 50 years at a time when Silicon Valley, California, was a hive of invention, including the creation of digital media, which would ultimately lead to the demise of the old newspaper industry.
He promoted a focus on new technology and its effects on society while working as an editor and later as an instructor. He advanced through the ranks of Knight Ridder, the company that formerly owned 26 daily newspapers, including The Mercury News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer, The Kansas City Star, and The Detroit Free Press.