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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

Source: Associated Press


Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press Updated 7:23 pm CDT, Monday, April 15, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs Monday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom.

Before the announcement, newspaper employees gathered in their newsroom to remember the five staffers who were shot and killed last June in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.

"It's definitely bittersweet," said reporter Chase Cook. "Since it's so connected to something so tragic, there was no euphoric pop-off of excitement."

The Capital Gazette, based in the Maryland state capital of Annapolis, published on schedule the day after the shooting attack. The man charged in the attack had a longstanding grudge against the newspaper.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Capital-Gazette-s-Pulitzer-citation-13769331.php

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:37 AM

1. Thanks for the post.

It's important to remember this incident as an indication of the social climate we are facing.

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