ANNAPOLIS, Md. (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. That’s 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 newsrooms around the globe to join them.
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.”
We will be having a moment of silence today at 2:33 PM for our fallen #CapitalGazette family members at our new temporary location. I’ve hung the banner we marched with in the Annapolis July 4th Parade in the office. It makes our space feel a bit more like home. #SupportLocalNews pic.twitter.com/EiAsxn6ggf— Paul W Gillespie (@pwgphoto) July 5, 2018
Employees of WPRI 12 and Fox Providence took part in the moment of silence in the newsroom.