Barnes (Pittsburgh police photo)
Hot dog shop owner Captain Barnes was written up in the Dormont-Brookline Patch on Feb. 14 as a feel-good Valentine’s Day feature subject.
He was in the Dormont-Brookline Patch again on Feb. 15 — but this time as a bank robbery suspect. (There’s no mention in the story that he was profiled on the site a day earlier.)
Barnes is accused of robbing a bank the day before the Valentine’s Day feature was posted. (Dormont-Brookline Patch editor Erin Faulk tells me she interviewed him on Feb. 7.)
* “The first thing he said was he was doing this for his kids,” says man who tackled Barnes.
The above tweet from Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Amy Rosenberg refers to a Thursday newsroom meeting that Philly.com editor Wendy Warren wanted declared off the record. The “heartfelt apology” came from Inquirer editor Stan Wischnowski.
Staffers from Philly.com, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News were told yesterday that they’ll soon be sharing some news coverage. “The shift from all-out competition to coordinated cooperation is very much a work in progress, with many details to be worked out,” writes Mike Armstrong.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF ARMSTRONG’S STORY:
Thursday night, journalists at the newspapers began circulating a statement, asking their colleagues to sign on in support of news “gathered and printed without fear or favor” and demanding that new PMN owners “guarantee that the integrity of our reporting will never be sacrificed to serve their private or political interests.”
I’m told that the union plans to run the petition in the papers as an ad.
* Philly papers, website to begin sharing some news coverage
Credit: Daily Cardinal
Anthony Shadid working in the University of Wisconsin Daily Cardinal newsroom
Friday links about Anthony Shadid’s life and death:
* “The Daily Cardinal wears his alumni status as a badge of honor and his success is an inspiration to all aspiring journalists on staff”
* Washington Post staffers recall Shadid as a kind friend, extraordinary reporter
* “I wonder who can ever take his place,” says NPR foreign correspondent Quil Lawrence
* Steve Coll: “Among the qualities that distinguished his work was the sheer commitment of it”
* Marty Baron: “He had such a love for the story of the region”
* New York Sun: “There is no substitute the kind of reporting that Shadid did”
* Milwaukee paper reminds readers of Shadid’s ode to the Packers
New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died Thursday in Syria, apparently of an asthma attack. Here is the Times’ story and Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s memo.
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 09:32 PM
Subject: From Jill: Death of a Colleague
I have heartbreaking news. Anthony Shadid, our brilliant and beloved colleague, has died, apparently of an asthma attack, while reporting inside Syria. Anthony, accompanied by Tyler Hicks, was on his way out of the country, heading toward the border to Turkey, when he suffered the attack. Tyler carried Anthony out of Syria into Turkey.
Anthony died as he lived — determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East and to testify to the suffering of people caught between government oppression and opposition forces. He has spent much of his storied career chronicling the Mideast; his empathy for its citizens’ struggles and his deep understanding of their culture and history set his writing apart. He was their poet and their champion. His work will stand as a testament.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight: his wife, Nada Bakri; his son and daughter; and his parents.
* New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid dies in Syria