Newsrooms Nationwide Hold Moment Of Silence For Maryland Shooting Victims

on June 29, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland.
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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.”

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