John Adams, Republic editor, dies of cancer at 46

Written by on January 13, 2022

John Adams, a Baptist minister turned journalism innovator known for his wry wit and ability to connect with people, has died. He was 46.

Adams had served as the senior director of digital storytelling and strategy at The Arizona Republic since 2018, overseeing social media, visuals, podcasting and other efforts to connect the community with the news.

He also led The Republic’s efforts to turn casual readers into loyal news subscribers.

Adams' legacy at The Republic involved efforts to reach people across Arizona's . . .

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