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My latest for the obituary section.

“I feel it’s a little ironic after having worked in Moscow and Vietnam and Beirut — to find my Pulitzer in a little town in North Carolina,” Mr. Coughlin said in 1990. “It says if you set your standards high enough, you can be just as good as big-town newspapers.”


Editor led exposé that won Pulitzer
BY ZACH C. COHEN zach.cohen@washpost.com
The Washington Post
May 14, 2014

William J. Coughlin, who traversed four continents as a foreign correspondent before guiding a 10,000-circulation North Carolina newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its investigation into cancer-causing chemicals in the municipal water supply, died May 8 at a hospice in Bolivia, N.C. He was 91.

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Online: “William J. Coughlin, who led small North Carolina newspaper to a Pulitzer, dies at 91”

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While driving back from Quantico National Cemetery today (more on that later), I tuned into WAMU 88.5, the NPR affiliate in Washington. Kojo Nnamdi, one of my favorite radio hosts, was discussing one of my favorite things: Jewish food!

I called in and asked the panel about interfaith families juggling (and benefiting) both Easter and Passover.

(Coincidentally, it was my second time on NPR, the first one being this great interview with Paul Brown on the financial situation of campus newspapers.)

Costa Rican blogs still seem to be ruminating on my piece on being Jewish in Costa Rica. This one included some very nice compliments, so a hearty “gracias” and “toda raba” is in order to WelcomeToCostaRica.info.

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