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Post Mortem: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Losing an Editor

It's an article of faith in the newspaper trade that every writer needs an editor, and good editors are few and far between. Fewer still are those who combine the eagle-eyed skills of the best wordsmiths with the human-relations talent of a great manager. Good editors also need to understand...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  August 28, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Steve Jobs's Premature Obituary

Yikes;every obit writer's nightmare, publishing an obit before the subject dies. In this case, Bloomberg News Service was updating its file on Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, when someone erred....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  August 28, 2008; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Running Out of Time

Dave Freeman, co-author of adventure travel book "100 Things to Do Before You Die" has died at age 47 after an accidental fall at his home, a rather mundane end given the activities he advocated. His family said he had completed about half the adventures he listed (his co-author had...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  August 26, 2008; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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