Obituary Weblog Launches Podcasting Service

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The Blog of Death, a popular Weblog of daily obituaries, recently debuted its own podcasting service.

The Blog of Death, a popular Weblog of daily obituaries, recently debuted its own podcasting service.

Audio Obit (http://www.blogofdeath.com/audlink/) features condensed, spoken word versions of the obituaries that appear on The Blog of Death. Each broadcast is less than 5 minutes long, and available through an RSS feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/audioobit).

Both The Blog of Death and Audio Obit are written and produced by Jade Walker, a Seattle-based author who has always had a passion for obituaries. As the overnight editor/producer of The New York Times on the Web, she published the site's Obits section and spent a year working on the Portraits of Grief, a collection of obits for the victims of the Sept. 11th terror attacks. When she edited Inscriptions Magazine, Walker compiled the hugely popular R.I.P. section of writer obits.

"Each night as I write my obituaries, I strive to highlight the lives people led and the amazing things they accomplished," Walker said. "Death comes to us all, but each obit inspires me to live with passion and purpose."

Since its debut in 2003, The Blog of Death has published 1,300+ obituaries and 10,000+ tributes. The site has also been featured in The Sacramento Bee, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, MSNBC, the Houston Chronicle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Poynter Online, Quietpoly Magazine, Yahoo! Picks and CBSMarketwatch.com.

Contact Person: Jade Walker

E-mail: submissions@blogofdeath.com

Web: http://www.blogofdeath.com

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