Reporter-turned-Marine Cahir killed in Afghanistan

Politico.com
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bill Cahir has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. He had worked as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Express-Times before joining the Marines. "The horror of the murders of 9/11 inspired him to do service to this country, says Express-Times editor Joseph Owens. Cahir leaves behind a wife who is expecting twins. || Read the Express-News' story and Cahir's 2004 account of his boot camp experience.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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