Steve Lovelady

In an age of sound bites and short attention spans, Steve Lovelady was a throwback: a newsman who believed that even the most complex topics could be brought to life through thoughtful, rigorous storytelling. At the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he spent much of his career, and later at TIME, he edited stories that won multiple Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards. Lovelady, who died Jan. 15 at 66, was the ultimate writer's editor, never taking credit for the work of others even as he made it better.

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