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Anthony Shadid talks about journalism: ‘A narrative can play out over two paragraphs or 10′

New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid, who died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria, dedicated much of his life to reporting from dangerous, war-torn countries.

In 2007, Shadid shared journalism lessons learned in an essay for Poynter’s 2007-’08 “Best Newspaper Writing” book. He drew those lessons from his ASNE award-winning story about suffering civilians in Tibnin, Lebanon, which was also a Pulitzer finalist that year. Shadid won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2010 for international reporting.

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Shadid tributes: ‘His success was the result of grueling work’

New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid was honored by colleagues at The Times, The Washington Post and elsewhere after his sudden death on Thursday while on assignment in Syria. Select tributes are below. || Related: Shadid honored on front pages of college paper, former papers, New York Times | Storify of reaction to Shadid’s death | The brilliance of Anthony Shadid’s writingRead more

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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 writingRead more

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New York Times’ Anthony Shadid dies of apparent asthma attack in Syria

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was on assignment in eastern Syria, without the government’s knowledge, when he apparently died of an asthma attack. Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks, who along with Shadid was kidnapped during the Libyan revolution last year, carried his body into Turkey. The Times reports:

The exact circumstances of Mr. Shadid’s death and his precise location inside Syria when it happened were not immediately clear.

But Mr. Hicks said that Mr. Shadid, who had asthma and had carried medication with him, began to show symptoms early Thursday, and the symptoms escalated into what became a fatal attack. Mr. Hicks telephoned his editors at The Times, and a few hours later he was able to take Mr. Shadid’s body into Turkey.

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