Capital Gazette Shooting

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Newsrooms Hold Moment Of Silence For Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

July 05, 2018 - 2:56 pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WCBS 880/AP) -- Newsrooms across the country have observed a moment of silence for the five employees of a Maryland newspaper who were killed a week ago in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.
The Baltimore Sun Media Group was observing a moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. Thursday at its offices in Annapolis, Baltimore and Carroll County to mark exactly one week after a gunman burst into the Annapolis newsroom and opened fire with a shotgun.

The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors asked newsrooms around the globe to join them.
WCBS Newsradio 880 and other newsrooms held the brief moment of silence in memory of Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

Before the remembrance, photographer Paul W. Gillespie tweeted an image from the staff's temporary newsroom showing a banner bearing the name of the paper.

He said the banner that journalists marched with in Annapolis' Fourth of July parade made it "feel a bit more like home.''

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)