Monday, July 30, 2007

Death and the Journalist ... Interesting Article

There are two kinds of journalists in this world: Those who think that writing obituaries is the news equivalent of scooping up behind the circus elephants, and those who understand that it can be a uniquely gratifying form of writing. (Guess which I am.) The obituaries editor at The Economist has been keeping a wonderful online diary with reflections on the job, the topic, and how it intersects with the life of a writer charged with documenting lives at their close. (Source USA Today)

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