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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Anthony Shadid Memorial Fund

“The best journalism is sometimes about footnotes, when we write small to say something big.” -Anthony Shadid in his lecture, The Truths We Tell: Reporting on Faith, War and the Fate of Iraq

The Anthony Shadid Memorial Fund will benefit students interested in international reporting. The fund is named in honor of Anthony Shadid, a UW-Madison graduate who died in 2012 while reporting on Syria for the New York Times. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his courageous and insightful foreign correspondence. Shadid sat on the Center for Journalism Ethics advisory board and strongly supported our efforts to promote public interest journalism and to stimulate discussion about journalism ethics.

Anthony Shadid works with students on a visit to the UW-Madison campus in 2010. The fund named in his honor will help students interested in foreign reporting. (Credit: UW-Madison)