IDEA Deaths are usually reported by funeral homes, although word of accidental deaths, such as those occurring in motor vehicle and plane crashes, may come from police, fire or other public safety agencies. And obits, after all, are about people, and isn't writing about people what makes journalism so interesting in the first place?
Raykie Jr. A more recent example: When a pyrotechnic display ignited a fire that burned down The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R. The women who are dying now were the most active in the 50s and 60s, when it was still hard for women to compete with men in almost every category.
The obituary that is the most meaningful not necessarily the one that runs in the New York Times, or has the most column inches, but the one that is a well thought out work of the heart; one that is informative, expressive, and easy to read. But there are certain tricks to the trade of turning out an obit that is a strong and reliable read on the day, strikes the right note for the audience without losing balance, and, importantly, has enough shelf life.
The body also issues guidance to Family Liaison Officers about "media attention following a death". If you feel that you must use a dated photo, include a recent shot as well. An obituary contains standard information. You have to try and give a rounded picture of a person.
But I was also the deputy editor for the obituary page and that was such a great job. The tradition of running short profiles of the victims of disasters, like plane crashes and fires, is probably as old as newspapering.
Biographical Sketch Sketch is the key word here. Only this ZIP Code.