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Write ill of the dead? Obits rarely cross that taboo as they look for the positive in people's lives

By Janice Hume, Professor of Journalism, University of Georgia
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Capturing a life accurately and sympathetically is a challenge, more so if it is one that lasts nearly a century.

So when a notable person like the Duke of Edinburgh dies, obituary writers face a quandary: What should be highlighted, softened or even ignored?

News organizations were quick to remember Prince Philip’s long marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and decades of…


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