J. Alan Cramer

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J. Alan Cramer, a 1955 School of Journalism graduate, became a newspaper owner and publisher at age 24, when he took over the Wayne Herald (NE) following his father's death in a plane crash. That began a 47-year journalism career during which Cramer was co-publisher and majority owner of 23 newspapers, two radio stations, and a cable TV system in California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, and Nebraska.