I saw him on CNN today, or perhaps it was MSNBC. It's easy to identify with this sad story. We would do ourselves a service by realizing that more often. Here is more of his story; I think I met him when he was at the Washington Post.
Media/internet lawyer and advocate. Irish and US citizen (Chapel Hill, North Carolina). Thirty-five year career working with newspapers and other media to pursue opportunities and solve problems. Working on a center for the media of all the countries around the Mediterranean basin - the Mediterranean Media Center in Nice, France - and digital services addressing food in North Carolina. Member of the Washington, DC Bar.