December 09, 2003

Dead Right About Dead Writing

Kevin Roderick of L.A. Observed reprints the New York Times memo to its staff about obits, which was distributed after the paper suffered several attacks of premature eulogization.

Here's a quote: "Every obit -- EVERY obit -- must say how we know the person is dead. This is NOT a change in policy or style. It is a restatement."

Posted by Tim Porter at December 9, 2003 07:51 AM