Anthony Shadid (1968-2012): Incomparable, Pulitzer-Winning Middle East Correspondent Dies in Syria

(Multimedia) The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid has died at the age of 43. Shadid died of an apparent asthma attack on Thursday while covering the conflict in Syria. An American of Lebanese descent who spoke fluent Arabic, Shadid captured dimensions of life in the Middle East that many others failed to see. His exceptional coverage won him a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and 2010 for international reporting while covering the U.S. ... Full Story »

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by Bob Herrschaft - Feb. 18, 2012

The fact that Shadid was fluent in Arabic set him apart from most other correspondents in the MidEast. He was better able to relate what people were thinking and his own perceptive analysis based on his observations added an invaluable dimension to his reporting.

I actually don’t like covering conflict. I think you have to cover conflict when it’s part of what you do cover. And I do cover the Arab world.

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