The Last: Editorial, press and hold moments of silence for 5 killed

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Latest on a shooting rampage that killed five employees of a Maryland newspaper (all times are local):

3:30 pm

More than a dozen professors and students at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism have bowed their heads during a minute of silence in memory of the five slain newspaper employees.

No classes were in session during the Thursday remembrance for those killed last week at the Annapolis newspaper.

One of the victims, Rob Hiaasen, was a deputy of the teacher who taught his first class at the school in the spring semester. Two other victims, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara, earned their bachelor’s degree from the university more than three decades ago.

Deborah Nelson, a professor of investigative journalism, said the shooting is something that she and other faculty members will discuss with the students when they return for the fall semester.


Reporters, photographers and editors at Oklahoma’s largest newspaper have reflected on their own tragedy as they remembered the victims of a mass shooting that killed five people at a Maryland newspaper.

Oklahoman business and lifestyle editor Clytie Bunyan led a moment of remembrance Thursday for the employees of a Annapolis newspaper, killed a week ago. About 40 Oklahoman staff members bowed their heads in prayer, and then posed for a group photo. Some held letters spelling “Annapolis.”

Bunyan says Oklahoman journalists was to work through their own tragedy after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. She says that she still has scars on her legs from a roof, blowing up the post office she was standing when the bomb exploded.

Bunyan says Capital Gazette reporters have admirably continued to carry on their craft in the midst of grief.


Staff at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia have gathered in the middle of the newsroom and bowed their heads for a moment of silence to remember the five people who were killed during a Maryland newspaper died last week.

Executive editor Paige Mudd said after the Thursday reminder that what happened in Annapolis is a reminder of the fact that the work of journalists makes them vulnerable.

She thanked her staff for what they do every day, and said to them: “be safe.”

State Political Editor Andrew Cain said that, together with the sadness that he and his colleagues feel about the lives that are lost, there is also a “deep respect” for the work of the journalists at The Capital Gazette continue to do so after the shooting.


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About 100 people gathered at The Associated Press in New York news headquarters to observe a moment of silence for the five Maryland newspaper employees who were killed a week ago.

That is gathered in remembrance Thursday afternoon, circled around a desk, where the coverage of national and international stories is planned.

AP executive editor Sally Buzbee says that the attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom is “frightening and disturbing in so many ways.”

She says that the best way to honor the legacy of journalists who die in the practice of their profession is for other journalists to continue to produce accurate, unbiased coverage.


The editors of the largest newspaper in Kentucky is the largest city has gone silent in memory of the five people killed in a Maryland newspaper last week.

Workers in Louisville the Courier Journal bowed their heads in silence Thursday afternoon as executive editor Joel Christopher, read the names of the victims of the shooting.

Christopher says they “paid a high price for doing what we do” and spoke briefly about the role of journalists.

He says journalists have a duty to protect the First Amendment “serve as a watchdog over the government and to fight for those without a voice.”


2:30 pm

Editorial boards 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 AMERICAN history.

The Baltimore Sun Media Group observed a moment of silence at 2:33 pm, Thursday at its offices in Annapolis, Baltimore and Carroll County. That is, when a gunman attacked the Annapolis newspaper with a shotgun last week.

The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors asked editors around the world to join them.

For the reminder, the photographer Paul W. Gillespie tweeted a photo of the employees of the temporary newsroom, the show of a banner with the name of the paper. He said that the banner that journalists were down in Annapolis’ Fourth of July parade was “feeling a bit more like home.”

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