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Nancy Woodhull dies

Nancy Woodhull, a pioneer for journalism and for women’s rights, died this morning at her home in Pittsford. Woodhull, 52, had battled lung cancer since November. A founding editor of USA Today and former head of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, Woodhull also held senior positions with Gannett News Service, Time Warner Inc.

Nancy Woodhull dies

Nancy Woodhull, a pioneer for journalism and for women’s rights, died this morning at her home in Pittsford. Woodhull, 52, had battled lung cancer since November. A founding editor of USA Today and former head of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, Woodhull also held senior positions with Gannett News Service, Time Warner Inc. and the Gannett Rochester Newspapers.
Just as impressive was her deep commitment to advancing women in society and in the workplace. Among her many contributions were those to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, the International Women’s Media Foundation and watchdog group Women, Men and Media.
She is survived by her husband, William Watson, and daughter, Tennessee Jane Watson. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Anthony Funeral Chapel at 2305 Monroe Ave. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 25 Westminster Road.

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