The Capital Gazette newsroom — and newsrooms across the country — held a moment of silence in tribute to the five employees of the paper killed last week in Annapolis, Maryland https://t.co/sgcnSYeBJF pic.twitter.com/IyURiP5vA6
— CNN (@CNN) July 5, 2018
At 2:33 PM Thursday, newsrooms across the country stopped what they were doing for a moment of silence honoring the five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper who were slain last week.
At the Gazette, the Associated Press reports, editor Rick Hutzell rang a bell five times for the five people killed. Staff meetings are usually convened at the Gazette with a bell, giving the act added significance.
“Every time we ring that bell, we’re going to think about our friends,” Hutzell told AP.
The five people murdered last week include two editors, one reporter, one special publications editor and one sales assistant.
HAPPENING NOW: Baltimore Sun Media Group observes moment of silence in tribute to their five colleagues killed shooting at Capital Gazette newsroom last week. https://t.co/NHv2EyUYUt https://t.co/3VfAoQGt3l
— ABC News (@ABC) July 5, 2018
Today our newsroom joined in a national moment of silence honoring the five staff members killed at the @capgaznews in an attack last week: Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Gerald Fischman.
Thank you for supporting journalism where you live. pic.twitter.com/aYwYuBhEez
— Philly.com (@phillydotcom) July 5, 2018
“Students will be traumatized by the loss and they’ll also be wondering about the issue of safety, which is something we haven’t had to deal with much in the U.S.,” Deborah Nelson,associate professor at the University of Maryland – from which two of the five victims earned their bachelor’s degrees – told AP.
Watch above, via CNN.
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