February 20, 2004

Frank del Olmo

I didn't know Frank del Olmo well. In fact, I only met him twice. Each time, though, he made me want to be a better journalist. He was smart, principled, passionate, well-spoken, funny and, of course, good at what he did -- all qualities journalism needs.

Frank dropped dead in the L.A. Times newsroom yesterday. He was 55. Read the Times' package on Frank. Honor his life with your work.

Posted by Tim Porter at February 20, 2004 08:24 AM