Washington Mourns Loss of Former WaPo Ombudsman

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By Betsy Rothstein

90774-1.jpgOver the weekend, the Washington D.C. journalism community learned that WaPo’s former ombudsman Deborah Howell died after being struck by a car while walking across a street in New Zealand. Howell was 68.

Reaction to her death has been intense and emotional.

The coverage has been full of stories of the woman WaPo’s Dana Priest called “a junkyard dog” in the workplace and a woman who “so clearly embraced outside the workplace.”

Read more of Priests’ memories.

Read WaPo’s obituary on Howell.

Politico’s Michael Calderdone detailed the emotional weekend tweets about Howell in his column. The Associated Press story published a heartening story about Howell’s impact on journalists.