Bob taught journalism as a high, vitally important practiced in real time on deadline. (What else? He was also a rocking bass player.) No one could teach journalism better. We were immensely lucky to have known him and to have read his magnificent Newsthinking: Making your Facts Fall Into Place. He leaves us with the obligation of not letting newsthinking pass with him.
Thank you, Bob, for your passionate curiosity, pursuit of clarity, your bravery, and your magnificent teaching skills.
Los Angeles Times