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RIP, Steve Gillard

A powerful voice in the blogosphere has been stilled with Steve Gillard’s passing.

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog (, passed away early this morning. He was 41.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

I never met Steve face to face, but had pleasure of participating in many online “discussions” in which he was a participant. His knowledge and passion never failed to impress me. He will be deeply and sorely missed by many.

Please join me in holding a kind thought for Steve, his family, and community that’s grown around his blog in the days to come.

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