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In Changing Industry, Filmmaker Explores The Times’ Obit Desk

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org An arresting new documentary explores the obit writers of the nation’s most prestigious newspaper. With Obit, director Vanessa Gould goes behind the scenes at The New York Times’ Obituary Desk. The section publishes some of the paper’s best-written and most-read articles – even as the industry moves toward canned click-bait. […]

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A Model For End Of Life Planning: Facing ALS, Chicago Reporter John Rooney Retires

Chicago journalist and Life Matters Media contributor John Rooney announced his retirement from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on Thursday with a farewell letter to his colleagues. Rooney, 55, was diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive disease that destroys the nervous system. Rooney wanted to continue working as long as possible […]

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