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.