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Trauma Journalism

The late Anthony Shadid, who died at 43 due to an apparent asthma attack while reporting in Syria on Feb. 16, has been widely praised for his courage and skillful reporting in harm's way. "I think there are stories worth getting hurt for," Shadid once told an audience at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://www.news.wisc.edu/20341). The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent had been shot and beaten on assignments in the West Bank and Libya. Yet he was undeterred in seeking stories in some of the world's most turbulent locales. He leaves behind a distinguished legacy as a trauma journalist. Read More 
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