A journalist lost

Anthony Shadid in Cairo for The New York Times, taking notes on top of a bus during the revolution in Egypt last February.

Although I work for a nonprofit that specializes in business services, there are still times when I get to work on a project that has its roots in journalism (ahem, Chicago Lawn Portal), and this means a lot to me. It is what I went to school for, after all. And so this evening when I saw that Anthony Shadid, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist of the New York Times and a fellow UW-Madison graduate (and a former Daily Cardinal writer!), had died it felt terribly sad and unfair. His work for the NYT was incredible, and while I never did hear him speak, he was always willing to talk to student journalists and give advice, according to members of the Daily Cardinal Alumni Association. A sad day for journalism.

top image via the NYT // bottom image via

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