Cipriano Roxas, 76
VETERAN JOURNALIST Cipriano Roxas died Friday, January 29. He was 76.
Roxas was former editor-in-chief of the Manila Standard until 1997, and was executive editor of The Manila Times in 1999.
After receiving his degree in English from the Far Eastern University, Roxas started his career with the pre-Martial Law Manila Times. He began as a “mechanic” in the composing room and was later promoted to reporter of Variety Magazine. (“Roxas, 76”, TheStandard.com.ph, Jan. 31, 2016)
Roxas was also the business editor of the Philippines Herald and press attaché of the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. He also served as the bureau chief of the Philippine News Agency, covering Los Angeles, USA, and Toronto, Canada. (“Cipriano Roxas, veteran journalist; 76,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 31, 2016)
“The NPC mourns the passing of its former vice-president, Lifetime Member, and membership committee chairman CIPRIANO “CIP” ROXAS. For all his dedication and service as one of its pillars and staunchest supporters, the Press Club will always be indebted,” said the National Press Club of the Philippines in its social media account on January 29.
He is survived by his daughters, son, siblings, and partner.
Michael Feeney, 32
American journalist Michael Feeney died Sunday, January 31. He was 32.
Feeney was a former reporter of The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
He joined the Daily News in 2009 and covered crime for the paper. After graduating from Delaware State University, he worked as a reporter for the Associated Press. He later became an entertainment and culture reporter for The Record in New Jersey. (“Michael Feeney, ‘Tenacious Journalist,’ Dies at 32,” ABCNews.go.com, Feb. 1, 2016)
NABJ president Sarah Glover said Feeney’s passing surprised her. She also paid tribute to him in “Noted journalist Michael J. Feeney dies at 32.” (LASentinel.net, Feb. 4, 2016) “I am shocked to learn of Michael’s passing. He was a respected leader within NABJ having served with distinction as chapter president of the New York Association of Black Journalists for years. His leadership led to that chapter receiving the NABJ Chapter of the Year Award,” Glover said.
He is survived by his mother, sister, twin brother, a niece and a nephew.