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Obituaries

In the months after Sept. 11, The New York Times attempted to profile every person killed in the terrorist attacks. While not done in the traditional obit format, the Times’ “Portraits of Grief” are powerfully and poignantly written, a stirring example of how every life is worth a story. “Portraits of Grief” can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/national/portraits/

Several websites offer good tips on writing obits.

-The Detroit Free Press offers tips at:http://www.freep.com/jobspage/academy/obits.htm

-The No Train, No Gain journalism site has helpful info. at:

http://www.notrain-nogain.org/Listsv/Arc/obit.asp

Try writing an obit for a famous person who’s still alive. You can get lots of biographical data on the famous at www.biography.com, www.infoplease.com,  www.factmonster.com and The Biographical Dictionary at http://www.s9.com/biography/


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