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Schackman--Daniel, 47, beloved son of Dulcie and Walter Schackman, caring brother of Paul and Bruce and Ed Sikov, died suddenly on Sunday, November 20 of a heart attack. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at SUNY New Paltz. Services are private.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 22, 2011.
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December 12, 2011
I was blessed to know Dan during my years in Boston, when we both participated in a book discussion group. He always had such interesting insights and was so thoughtful. My deepest sympathy to his family and to all the friends who, like me, will miss Dan's intelligence, wit, and kindness.
Elizabeth Eccher
December 1, 2011
Daniel and I worked together at Nat Geo in NYC and then moved to the DC headquarters to forge another stage in our careers, together. We spent a lot of time together and he was always thoughtful, and sensible, displayed a sense of humor, good judgement, was such a good person! Unique in that way, I think. And we had a lot of fun! I admire the way Dan continued to develop his interests and his career, moved to new places. Many of our friends and colleagues here at Nat Geo Channel remember him very, very fondly! We miss you, Dan!
Jenny Apostol
November 29, 2011
I was surprised and saddened to hear about Dan's passing. His warmth, friendship and advice were so important to me when I moved to Syracuse. My condolences to his family and friends.
Dan Rowe
November 28, 2011
Hearing about Dan's passing has truly shaken me. He was always curious about life and excited about his work, and I enjoyed talking to him about both. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, students and all of those who have been touched by Dan.
E. Jordan Storm
November 28, 2011
I am of course really shocked to hear about Daniel. He worked for me at National Geographic for quite a few years, we traveled together abroad and had some really great times. Our acquisitions team was very close, and he was always such a lovely guy, so intelligent, hardworking and very dedicated. I really can't believe he's gone, I will always remember him very fondly. My sympathies to his family.
Mark Fichandler
November 27, 2011
When I moved to Boston in 2000 Dan was one of the first few people that I met outside of my school-and-friends communities. I took an immediate liking to him because he had that great combination of well-informed and easy going. I still remember the 40th birthday party that he threw for himself, marking all the things that had made his life richer (including favorite websites - I remember IMDb was on that list). I especially appreciated his opinions and his company around the 2004 presidential elections, just before he moved to Syracuse for grad school. As an academic I had felt particularly happy that Dan had decided to join the academic community. I thought he had the compassion, breadth of knowledge and intellectual curiosity to make an excellent teacher and scholar.

Dan was just a nice guy all around. I will fondly remember his uncomplicated, pleasant, interesting company and friendship.

With sincere condolences to his family and friends,

Nishi Sinha
November 23, 2011
I recently reconnect with Dan this summer in New Paltz. He was very compassionate and shared his childhood memories with me. We laughed and reminisced about our UNIS days. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. UNIS has lost another special member of our family.
With sincere condolences,

Michelle Fredj-Bertrand
Michelle Bertrand
November 23, 2011
I had met Dan through a colleague at SUNY-New Paltz. I was delighted to learn he was fellow Newhouse doctoral program alum, and we enjoyed sharing reminiscences of our times at SU. He had quickly established a reputation with students and faculty at New Paltz as a bright, energetic and caring professor. He was only just at the beginning of a promising career. He will be greatly missed.
Thomas J. Herling
November 23, 2011
Dan was a great scholar and a proud alum of Newhouse. We were equally proud to have him study here and represent us so well. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Dr. Brenda Wrigley
November 23, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Dan Schackman. Dan was a wonderful man and innovative scholar. Dennis Kinsey, Syracuse University.
Dennis Kinsey
November 22, 2011
Hearing of Dan's death deeply saddened me. He was bright and compassionate and only starting out on his new professorial career. This is a great loss. I'm so sorry.

Lynne Flocke
Professor Emerita
Syracuse University
Lynne Flocke
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