Kenneth Bunting, a former editor and associate publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died.
Mr. Bunting, who was 65, died from a heart attack yesterday in Columbia, Mo., where he had been executive director of the National Freedom Information Coalition (NFOIC) from 2010 until earlier this year, according to seattlepi.com.
The coalition, in announcing his death, released this statement:
“Even after he left, he continued to support NFOIC, helping to connect people looking for FOI help and reminding us of pending deadlines and First Amendment news stories of note,” the coalition said in a statement. “He was a strong voice for FOI and government transparency and a great advocate for state coalition groups trying to fight off encroachments on their open government laws.”
Mr. Bunting was associate publisher of the P-I until it ceased print publication and went online only in March 2009. While at the newspaper, he also was managing editor and executive editor, according to seattlepi.com.
He was named the P-I’s managing editor in 1993.
You can read a full obituary for Mr. Bunting at seattlepi.com.