For the Daily E,merald. I wrote an obituary for guitar historian, acclaimed music journalist and beloved University of Oregon professor Tom Wheeler. This story is one of the hardest stories I've reported in my career as a journalist so far. Portraying someone so beloved to my community was a big responsibility. In addition. Tom was my advisor, favorite professor and former editor of Guitar Player magazine. My obituary was linked on Reverb's website, and the Emerald submitted it for an Associated College Press award.