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Obituary Resources

Newspapers Get a Jump on Death With Pre-Written Obits

Editor & Publisher, Jan. 25, 2006

 

You really have to love life to write about death every day . . .

The Washington Post, Jan. 2, 2005

 

 

From the Poynter Institute

Summing Up a Life: Meeting the Obituary's Challenge

 

Let's Breath Some New Life into Obituaries

 

Giving the Dead Their Due

 

Want to Live Forever? Write Your Own Obit

 

Writing About the Dead and Loving It 

A report about the 7th Great Obituary Writers International Conference sponsored by the The International Association of Obituarists.

 

 

A Controversial (and very funny) Obituary

Dorothy Gibson Cully

Raleigh News & Observer

A paid death notice, really. Not typical and not to be immitated, but great fun.

 

Better obituaries, grave and otherwise

Commentary by the News & Observer's ombudsman, after readers protested Dorothy Cully's obituary.

 

 

Appreciations -- A Different Kind of Obituary

The Poynter Institute's Chip Scanlan defines an appreciation "an essay that explores the impact of a person's life -- and death -- often written by someone familiar with the person or the person's work."

 

Journalist Gave Voice, And His Life, To the Wars Of Iraq

An appreciation of Michael Kelly, editor-at-large for the Atlantic Monthly who died in Iraq, by Ken Ringle of The Washington Post.

For a Generation, a Bond Grew with the Music and the Man

Reisner's appreciation on Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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