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Engaged Reading Time - Issue #32

On Saturday morning, while my daughter bounced with one of her best friends for his birthday, I was p
Engaged Reading Time
Engaged Reading Time - Issue #32
By Adam Tinworth • Issue #32 • View online
On Saturday morning, while my daughter bounced with one of her best friends for his birthday, I was polishing off the latest paying subscriber edition of this newsletter in the café above the trampoline park. I opened a new tab, to look up a link, and the latest headline on MediaGazer referenced Lyra McKee, a friend who was editor of that site, among her many other talents.
I presumed she’d won an award, or something, and checked back when I’d sorted the link.
This is a one-off version of the newsletter to pay tribute to Lyra. There’s some tributes from mutual friends, and others. There’s some of the best of her writing.
Lyra’s death has cast a pall over the weekend of so many of us. She was someone from an unconventional journalism background, that seized the opportunities that digital offered, networked like a whirlwind, and did incredible journalism. That we lost her in such a way is an incredible tragedy.
RIP Lyra.

Tributes
Lyra McKee
My friend Lyra McKee lost her life seeking the truth
In her own words
Lyra speaking at TEDxStormont Women
Lyra speaking at TEDxStormont Women
Letter to my 14 Year old Self
Letter to my 14 year old self - Short Film
Letter to my 14 year old self - Short Film
Decades After Northern Ireland’s “Troubles,” Families of the Dead are Still Seeking Answers—and Taking the Investigations Into Their Own Hands
Suicide of the Ceasefire Babies
The Muckraker
The Last Story of Robert Bradford by Lyra McKee — Beacon
The final ebook that Lyra sent the Beacon backers
The final ebook that Lyra sent the Beacon backers
New Year’s Resolution
My final conversation with Lyra,  two years ago, via Twitter DM.
My final conversation with Lyra, two years ago, via Twitter DM.
You can help
In memory of Lyra McKee
The Last Word
The final word should go to Lyra’s partner, Sara:
Peter A Smith
Lyra McKee’s partner, Sara Canning, speaks to the vigil in Derry/Londonderry. https://t.co/oaMOUnDXg4
2:45 PM - 19 Apr 2019
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