Originally published on the Washington Post Website:
Ever since I worked with him at the Post’s office in Baghdad, I knew every word he wrote was powerful. I learned his style and focused on how he asked questions. There was a meaning in everything he asked. That I took as the best journalism school ever.
Today, I’m heartbroken to hear that a world journalism icon passed away. Foreign correspondents like Shadid continue to pave the road for better and credible news coverage that no one can silence except death. Rest in Peace, Shadid. Your legacy continues and will never die as long as there are journalists who follow your path of revealing the absolute truth around the world.