ROBERT W. HARING (1932-2019) graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and became city editor at The Southern Illinoisan at Carbondale. He joined the Associated Press in Little Rock, Ark., in 1959. He worked in Tulsa and Columbus, Ohio, and was bureau chief in New Jersey, where he directed a Pulitzer Prize-nominated project. He moved to AP headquarters in New York before turning to Tulsa as Sunday editor of the Tulsa World. He became executive editor in 1982 and established the Tulsa Literacy Coalition, the Tulsa Mentoring Council and the Tulsa World Online, the Tulsa Run and the FreeWheel bicycle ride. He retired in 1998.