Theodore Newhouse Dies at 95

Theodore Newhouse Dies at 95

Owner of 26 Newspapers, Cable, Parade Magazine, Conde Nast (Vogue, etc.)

The Theodore Newhouse Publishing Family

NEW YORK (AP) — Theodore Newhouse, an expert in newspaper management and production who helped build one of the world’s largest news organizations, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 95.

Newhouse was associate publisher of the Newhouse newspaper group and with his brothers, Samuel I. and Norman Newhouse, built and operated the family-owned enterprise.

Today, the Newhouse holdings include 26 newspapers in 22 cities; the Conde Nast magazine group; Parade, the Sunday newspaper supplement;

American City Business Journals, a group of business newspapers published in more than 30 major cities in America; and interests in cable television programming and cable systems serving 1 million homes.

The Newhouse brothers helped develop and institute such innovative newspaper management policies as local autonomy for publishers and editors of group-owned newspapers. Samuel I. Newhouse died in 1979, and Norman Newhouse died in 1988.

The company is now run by S.I. Newhouse’s sons, Samuel I. Jr., the chairman, and Donald, the president, who is also chairman of the board of directors of The Associated Press.

Ted Newhouse was business manager for 45 years of the Long Island Press, his home base in the New York City borough of Queens, until the paper shut down in 1977.

He also was the family’s representative on the boards of the National Advertising Bureau and the New York City Publishers’ Association.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline, two granddaughters, Julie Lobel and Amy Bermant Adler; and six great-grandchildren.