Fellow Journalists Mourn The Death Of NYT Correspondent Anthony Shadid


On Thursday, news broke that Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times, died while on assignment in Syria. The cause appeared to be an asthma attack. Shadid, 43, had been with The Times since 2009, but had spent most of his career covering the Middle East. He had also been a reporter for The Associated Press, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.

Shadid was an esteemed and beloved journalist, and this was immediately evident in the overwhelming response to his death from his readers and fellow journalists. By many, he is being hailed as “the best of our generation.” Here’s a glimpse at what Shadid’s media colleagues are saying.

Peter S. Goodman, The Huffington Post’s executive business editor and former New York Times reporter, tweeted:

Tamer El-Ghobashy, a Wall Street Journal reporter, commented on Shadid’s balanced perspective and unique talent:

Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at New York University, admired the nobility of his work:

Hala Gorani, anchor at CNN’s International Desk, observed the impact of Shadid’s death and how it’s affected the news cycle:

Christiane Amanpour, a noted foreign correspondent herself, wrote:

Stacey Singer, a health reporter for The Palm Beach Post, was a college friend of Shadid’s:

Ethan Klapper, an online editor at the National Journal, shared a small anecdote:

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