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VQR managing editor takes his own life

by Dave McNair
published 12:12am Monday Aug 2, 2010
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Around 11am on Saturday, July 30 Virginia Quarterly Review managing editor Kevin Morrissey took his own life after calling police to report a shooting at the Coal Tower site at the end of Water Street. Waldo Jaquith, who worked under Morrissey at the award-winning literary journal, has a tribute at cvillenews.com.


  • GoshenLover August 2nd, 2010 | 1:31 am

    Very sad.

  • S Jones August 2nd, 2010 | 2:01 am

    Yes, very sad. True Journalist never get the credit they deserve. Their families are special. I only can pray for the family, but also think we all too often take REAL journalist for granted.

  • Gasbag Self Ordained Expert August 3rd, 2010 | 2:16 pm

    The direct cause, or shall we say the suspected direct cause of this unfortunate event has now been posted over on cvillenews.com by a Maria Morrissey. It involved a workplace bully and UVA refusing to do much about it.

  • S Jones August 3rd, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    You know I respect you,I am sure your information has credence.
    But honestly, just this one time please!

    Journalist the real ones, they let us write. You, I and Sean. Well I guess no of us are going to win ant=y contest. But Journalist have a bond, Not as visual as other professions. Y dare not speak for these giants, they are the 4 th branch of the United States.
    I just think this time, maybe and I know it is hard. But think of the family, his friends and all of the journalist in Virgina. This time. Just remember with out them we have no voice. I know they do not go out every day with a uniform, not often but some times they tread in to water with out a Radio, a backup, or a weapon.

    See the pen is mightier than the sword, all should know that quote
    It is not mine.
    Just how bout us 3 this time, each find something positive to say
    Sean, Steve with out these journalist, editors, researcher and staff we would have no voice

  • whateva! August 3rd, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    @Gasbag…Yep, you’re right UVA is sitting on their hands again……

  • Col. Forbin August 3rd, 2010 | 4:18 pm

    Sad news.

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