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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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Found this obit that was apparently published almost two weeks ago.

From speaking with his daughter, I could tell Martin E. Sloane was really passionate about the cause of fair housing and civil rights, even in retirement.


Martin E. Sloane
— Zach C. Cohen
The Washington Post
Mar 14 2014

FAIR HOUSING PROPONENT Martin E. Sloane, who championed against discrimination in employment and housing as a longtime official with the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, died Feb. 12 at the Washington Home hospice. He was 85. The…read more…

 
 
This post was updated March 18 with the print clip.

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Washington’s favorite cephalopod, the National Zoo’s female giant octopus Pandora, has died, the zoo announced Wednesday.

Pandora was 5 years old, the upper range of the median life span for her species, when she died Feb. 11.

Read the rest of the story in The Washington Post.

My first Washington Post story leading the Obituaries front.

My first Washington Post story leading the Obituaries front.

Lee Reynolds, an actor who played the seafaring title role on “Cap’n Tugg,” a Washington-area children’s TV show in the 1950s and 1960s, and who later became an announcer, writer and director for the public broadcasting station WETA, died Jan. 27 at Capital Caring hospice in Arlington. He was 87.

The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Christine Lewis Reynolds.

Read the rest of my obituary of children’s show actor Lee Reynolds and my first byline for The Washington Post.

(On an unrelated note, this is currently my 100th post for ZachCCohen.com!)

UPDATE Jan. 30, 9:43 a.m.

B5 with a skybox on B1: My first print byline for The Washington Post, and my first byline in the print edition of a national newspaper.


TV’s Cap’n Tugg was ‘The Man With a Million Voices’
BY ZACH C. COHEN
zach.cohen@washpost.com
The Washington Post
Jan 30 2014

Lee Reynolds, an actor who played the seafaring title role on “Cap’n Tugg,” a Washington area children’s TV show in the 1950s and 1960s, and who later became an announcer, writer and director for the public broadcasting station WETA, died Jan. 27 at…read more…

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