Shadid honored on front pages of college paper, former papers, New York Times

New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid is being honored worldwide after his sudden death Thursday from an apparent asthma attack while on assignment in Syria. Colleagues, journalists and readers are paying tribute to his work on Twitter, news sites and on newspaper front pages. In a testament to his standing, news of Shadid’s death is trending worldwide on Twitter, and in the UK, US, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. || Related: Storify of reaction to Shadid’s death | The brilliance of Anthony Shadid’s writing

Tweets about Anthony Shadid are trending on Twitter, around the world and in countries where he has worked and been widely read.

Shadid’s accomplishments are featured on the front pages of the newspapers where he worked, including The New York Times, where he has worked since 2009, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Daily Cardinal, the student paper at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where Shadid worked in the late ’80s.

During a 2010 visit to his alma mater, Shadid said, “I think the best journalism is sometimes about footnotes—when we write small to say something big.”
Globe Deputy Managing Editor Christine Chinlund, who worked with Shadid (shown upper left) said “Anthony wanted to be as close to the action as possible, to see firsthand what was happening.” (Front page courtesy of the Newseum)
Shadid worked at the Post from 2003 to 2009. He was remembered there as “a colleague of deep intellect, enormous generosity and a well-tuned, ironic sense of humor.” (Front page courtesy of the Newseum)
Shadid was on assignment for The New York Times when he died Thursday in Syria, leaving behind a wife and two children. (Front page courtesy of the Newseum)

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