A Tribute to Anthony Shadid

featuring panelists

Susan Chira, assistant managing editor for news of The New York Times 

Charlie Sennott, Vice President, Executive Editor and co-founder of GlobalPost

Phil Bennett, managing editor of Frontline.

Moderated by Alex Jones, Director of Harvard University's Shorenstein Center.

Date

Mar
28
Wednesday
March 28, 2012
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store, together with the Shorenstein Center and the Nieman Foundation, invites you to a tribute to Pulitzer Prize–winner and New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid.

Anthony Shadid, a gifted foreign correspondent whose graceful dispatches for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died on Thursday February 16 while on a reporting assignment in Syria.

In the days since his passing, much has been said about Anthony Shadid's courage, compassion, great talent as a journalist and writer, and deep insight into the culture and politics of the Middle East. This tribute was organized in an effort to gather those who knew and worked with Shadid for a reflection on his life and work.

The tribute will feature a panel of Shadid's colleagues and friends including Susan Chira, assistant managing editor for news for the New York Times and Anthony’s foreign editor from 2009 to 2011, Charlie Sennott, Vice President, Executive Editor and co-founder of GlobalPost who worked with Anthony at the Boston Globe, and Phil Bennett, the managing editor of Frontline who served as Anthony’s assistant managing editor for foreign news. Alex Jones, Director of the Shorenstein Center, will moderate.

Anthony Shadid
Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid, a gifted foreign correspondent whose graceful dispatches for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died on Thursday February 16 while on a reporting assignment in Syria. Until December 2009, he served as the Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed. He won the Pulitzer Prize again in 2010 for his coverage of Iraq as the United States began its withdrawal. In 2007, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Lebanon. He has also received the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ award for deadline writing (2004), the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad (2004) and the George Polk Award for foreign reporting (2003).  Shadid is the author of three books, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam, Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War, and House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East.

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