Her death was announced on October 20th, 2008 and at the time the IHT did run a brief news piece on this.
Even though the French press, not forgetting the IHT is headquartered in France, has been full of her all last week, it does seem to beg the question of timeliness to run her obit in the IHT a full week later.
Yes, it was a busy week with the financial meltdown et al, space no doubt at a premium, but no excuse not to do more on www.iht.com sooner (the IHT obit is basically a worked-up AP piece available the day after her death as you can see from the time line below) and why in print today? Too late to my mind. It just makes the IHT look behind the news curve.
Sister Emmanuelle, 99, an advocate for the poor, dies
By Bruce Weber (The Associated Press, The New York Times) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008
Sister Emmanuelle, revered as a defender of the disenfranchised, was best known ...
Obituaries in the news
(The Associated Press) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008
France's beloved nun Sister Emmanuelle dies at 99
(The Associated Press) MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2008
Sister Emmanuelle, a nun who lived for years among scavengers in Cairo ...
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