Stairway to Kevin

I'm Kevin. Freelance writer and communications professional in Boston. Majored in journalism and minored in memes.

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All those Whitney Houston and Osama bin Laden jokes kind of ring hollow when someone you’ve met and admired for years, someone who taught you what good journalism really meant, who visited your college paper’s office when he wasn’t trekking through the Middle East changing the world with his reporting, is the one whose death is being mourned on Twitter.
I know people comment on how surreal it is that death almost universally reaches people through social media these days, but you tend to forget that until it happens to someone you’ve met, who you were hoping to see again in a couple of months.
Rest in peace Anthony Shadid. Every Daily Cardinal alum, every UW-Madison alum, every journalist worth a lick, and thousands of other people across the world will miss you.

All those Whitney Houston and Osama bin Laden jokes kind of ring hollow when someone you’ve met and admired for years, someone who taught you what good journalism really meant, who visited your college paper’s office when he wasn’t trekking through the Middle East changing the world with his reporting, is the one whose death is being mourned on Twitter.

I know people comment on how surreal it is that death almost universally reaches people through social media these days, but you tend to forget that until it happens to someone you’ve met, who you were hoping to see again in a couple of months.

Rest in peace Anthony Shadid. Every Daily Cardinal alum, every UW-Madison alum, every journalist worth a lick, and thousands of other people across the world will miss you.

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