Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wall Street Journal finally has obits!!!

On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, The Wall Street Journal debuted "Remembrances," which it calls "a weekly column that notes the passing of people who have left an imprint on the world of business."

Tracking the "imprints" is Stephen Miller, creator and editor of The New York Sun's obituary section, co-author of "Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers," and regular contributor to his blog.

Way to go, Steve!

Steve's first WSJ column notes the death of Govindappa Venkataswamy, an ophthamologist who patterned the system his eye-care clinics use to provide cataract surgery to millions in India after the way McDonald's restaurants serve Big Macs to countless fast-food junkies around the world.

The headline: "McSurgery: A Man Who Saved 2.4 Million Eyes."

The big story is followed by a few obit briefs for other recently deceased folks who made their mark on the business world.

Sorry. I can't give you a link to the full Venkataswamy obit. You have to subscribe to WSJ or find someone who has a copy to read it. If you don't want to subscribe, you might consider buying the Weekend WSJ to read "Remembrances" in the future.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this doesn't work--http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB115474199023727728.html--drop me a note (JournProf@comcast.net) and I'll send it to you. I do subscribe to the Wall Street Journal.

Amelia said...

You can see the obituary if you go to alt.obituaries. I've posted it under the subject heading "Look who's writing obits for the Wall Street Journal!"

Alana Baranick said...

Thanks, amelia and anonymous!