Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Wiki Obituary

In a recent interview with, ex-reporter Jayson Blair lamented the fact that his obit will surely lead with his fall from grace at The New York Times.

"I cannot imagine anything I could do, no matter how long I live, that will change that first line of my obituary," Blair said.

In response to this statement, issued a challenge to its readers: Write the first sentence Blair's obituary. The winner of the contest will receive a one-year subscription to Times Select.

1 comment:

Alana Baranick said...

For those who didn't know, Gawker has posted the first-line entries after its challenge. Some are pretty nifty.