Over the weekend, The New York Times paid tribute in print to Anthony Shadid, the gifted foreign correspondent who died last week while on a reporting trip to Syria.
Mr. Shadid’s final article, about Islamic intellectual Said Ferjani and democracy’s footold in Tunisia, ran on the front page on Saturday.
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Before his sudden death while on a reporting trip in Syria yesterday, New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid was scheduled to return to the US for a twenty-city book tour to promote his memoir, House of Stone, due out March 27.
Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on the Middle East for the New York Times and Washington Post, passed away on Thursday in Syria. The details surrounding Mr. Shadid’s death are unclear but he may have suffered a fatal asthma attack. Mr. Shadid was in Syria reporting on the ongoing conflict between political opponents of President Bashar al-Assad and the Assad regime–a characteristic assignment in his remarkable career:
Hiring freeze be damned! The New York Times has poached The Washington Post’s celebrated Mideast correspondent, Anthony Shadid.
“I have license to hire when there are extraordinary opportunities or essential jobs we can’t fill from within,” said executive editor Bill Keller to Off the Record in an email. “This meets anyone’s test of an Read More
For many years, The New York Times has been pummeled by conservatives. But two weeks into the war in Iraq, the Post has gone frontal, trying to tug The Times off its pedestal of objectivity and claiming that the paper of record is, in its own way, as ideological as the pro-war Murdoch tabloid.
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