Kansas publisher, Pulitzer chair Edward Seaton dies at 79


              FILE- Edward Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Manhattan Mercury newspaper, delivers a speech during the Midyear Meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 15, 2009. Seaton, a longtime Kansas newspaper publisher who served as the Pulitzer Prize Board's chair and advocated for international press freedom, died of natural causes Monday night, Dec. 26, 2022, at his home in Manhattan in northeastern Kansas, according to son, Ned, who followed his father as publisher of The Manhattan Mercury. He was 79 (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)
            
              FILE- Edward Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Manhattan Mercury newspaper, delivers a speech during the Midyear Meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 15, 2009. Seaton, a longtime Kansas newspaper publisher who served as the Pulitzer Prize Board's chair and advocated for international press freedom, died of natural causes Monday night, Dec. 26, 2022, at his home in Manhattan in northeastern Kansas, according to son, Ned, who followed his father as publisher of The Manhattan Mercury. He was 79 (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)
Kansas publisher, Pulitzer chair Edward Seaton dies at 79