Anthony Shadid, the foreign correspondent whose work in illuminating the story of the Middle East was twice awarded a Pulitzer Prize, died last night while on assignment for the New York Times in Syria.
The NYT’s obituary is here.
The Washington Post obituary is here.
There is an interview with Shadid by Aaron Ross at Mother Jones in which the reporter discusses his work and the upcoming release of his new book, House of Stone.
There’s a feature by Terry McDermott at the Columbia Journalism Review on the “most honored foreign correspondent of his generation.”
Steve Coll writes a remembrance of Shadid at The New Yorker.
The NYT’s Bill Keller tweeted: “Yes, a poet, but first and foremost an incomparable witness.”