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New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid Dies On Assignment in Syria

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died of an asthma attack while on assignment in Syria yesterday. He was only 43 years old.

LA Observed got a hold of NYT editor Jill Abramson‘s memo to staff. It reads in part:

I have heartbreaking news. Anthony Shadid, our brilliant and beloved colleague, has died, apparently of an asthma attack, while reporting inside Syria. Anthony, accompanied by Tyler Hicks, was on his way out of the country, heading toward the border to Turkey, when he suffered the attack. Tyler carried Anthony out of Syria into Turkey.

Shadid once worked as news editor of the AP bureau in Los Angeles. He came to the Times in 2009 after a long stint at the Washington Post–where he won two Pulitzers. The Times nominated him again this year for his reporting on Egypt and the Arab Spring.

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Four New York Times Journalists Missing in Libya

Some distressing news just broke: Four journalists from The New York Times are missing in Libya. The paper last heard from them Tuesday morning, and sources told the Times that the missing were taken by government forces near the city of Ajdabiya.

Bill Keller said nothing has been confirmed about that report:

We have talked with officials of the Libyan government in Tripoli, and they tell us they are attempting to ascertain the whereabouts of our journalists. We are grateful to the Libyan government for their assurance that if our journalists were captured they would be released promptly and unharmed.

According to the Times, the four missing journalists are Anthony Shadid, Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario.

WaPo Baghdad Bureau Chief Heads To NYT

Shadid.jpgEditor & Publisher reports today that The Washington Post‘s Baghdad bureau chief Anthony Shadid is leaving the paper to join The New York Times‘ Baghdad staff in January.

Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told E&P that both he and his wife Nada Bakri, also a Post staffer based his Baghdad, will be joining the Times early next year. He said they “are going to work in the Times‘ Baghdad bureau, then eventually move elsewhere in the Middle East.”

He added that this is his second time working for the Post in Baghdad, while Bakri joined the bureau in May.

Shadid of ‘Washington Post’ jumps to ‘New York Times’E&P

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