Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dishing dirt on the deceased

Monday magazine features an interview with Sandra Martin, chief obituary writer for the Globe and Mail, touching on all her writing talent and honors.

She tells the interviewer: "Being an obituary writer is the most interesting and terrifying job in the newsroom—interesting because you never repeat yourself and terrifying because you never know who will be the next to die."

Yes, while other reporters are struggling to find a fresh way to write yet another first day of school, opening of the legislature or weather story, we get to delve into an interesting life and bring readers a different story every day.

It's a quick read, has a fabulous photo of Sandra and gives insight on how she "makes her subject 'breathe one more time. . .'."

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