News: Nation Newspaper editor Eugene Patterson dies at 89; was influential voice during civil rights era January 12, 2013 | Modified: January 13, 2013 at 12:01 am Leave a comment ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Newspaper editor Eugene Patterson dies at 89; was influential voice during civil rights era. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.