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Jun 17, 2005, 9:03:57 PM6/17/05
Former United Exec Sid Goldberg Dies at 74

By E&P Staff

Published: June 13, 2005 3:26 PM ET

NEW YORK Sid Goldberg, a longtime syndicate executive who retired as
senior vice president/general manager of United Media in 2002, died
Thursday of heart failure. He was 74.

Goldberg joined United as executive editor in 1972 when it acquired
Bell-McClure Syndicate and North American Newspaper Alliance, of which
he was president and editor. Later, Goldberg served as United's vice
president and director of international syndication, which grew
substantially under his leadership.

"I had the pleasure of working with Sid for eight years of his
incredibly impressive and lengthy career, and it was an honor to know
him. I valued him equally as a colleague and as a friend," said Doug
Stern, president and CEO of United. "Sid had incredible wisdom when it
came to the newspaper
and syndication business."

Goldberg -- who was president of the Newspaper Features Council from
1999 to 2001 -- began his career as a reporter with The Washington Post
in 1955. He was foreign editor of World Week Magazine in New York in
1956 and 1957, after which he joined Bell McClure and North American as
an editor.

Lisa Klem Wilson, who succeeded Goldberg at United, said, "Sid was very
generous to me with his time and his knowledge and while he mentored me
to take over his position, we developed a strong friendship. I was very
fond of Sid and I will miss his insight and his sense of humor."

Sid was the father of Jonah Goldberg, a columnist for Tribune Media
Services and editor at large of National Review Online; and the husband
of Lucianne Goldberg, the literary agent known for her role in exposing
the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal. Sid was director of Media.

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