Gerald Boyd, former managing editor for The New York Times, dies
NEW YORK – Gerald M. Boyd, a former managing editor of The New York Times who was forced to resign amid a reporter’s plagiarizing scandal, has died. He was 56.Boyd had been diagnosed with lung cancer in February had been sick for most of the year, said his wife, Robin Stone. He died Thursday at his home, she said.”Every wife would say she’d want her husband to be known as a great person, wonderful husband and father good citizen,” she said from her home. “But as I’ve said before, as a journalist, he was my hero; and I know he was a hero to many journalists in the profession.”Boyd and executive editor Howell Raines were brought down by the scandal caused by journalist Jayson Blair, who they had groomed, and criticism of their management style at one of the world’s most distinguished newspapers. He resigned in 2003.