Thursday, May 19, 2011

Live chat: How to report & write stories about life & death

Jim Sheeler, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his “Final Salute” series, and writing coach Roy Peter Clark will chat about writing stories of life and death today at 3 p.m. ET. Click here to participate in the conversation. Twitter users can also ask questions ahead of time using the hashtag #poyntertweets.

1 comment:

Kyle Alagood said...

My comment is more of a general question about writing obituaries and the history of doing so. I am trying to figure out--for a mere half-sentence in a forthcoming book--if there was a certain time, era, or event that initiated the use of the word "cancer" in obituaries, as opposed to "a wasting disease" or some other euphemism. I'd love if someone could point me in the right direction. Keep up the good work.