Gwen Ifill passed away today, and the public media family is mourning her loss.
Before Gwen was an icon of journalism, she was a reporter's reporter. A leader, a colleague, and a friend. Journalism wasn't just a job for Gwen. It was a mission. The truth makes society better, she knew, and she made all of us better, too.
So many of us at NPR worked with Gwen at some point in our careers and counted her among our treasured friends.
The standards she set will live on.