Grieving Capital Gazette Newspaper Staff ‘Put Out The Damn Paper’ Hours After Massacre

No one inspires me more today than the Capital Gazette Newspaper staff.

Hours after a sick, twisted gunman burst into their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland and started firing, they put out their newspaper.

This #$)#% doesn’t get to stop them from doing what journalists around the world do so bravely every single day.

Telling the story.

This time, telling their story.

The staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland put out their newspaper hours after a man killed five of their colleagues and wounded two others in their newsroom Thursday.

How better to honor their five co-workers and friends who were massacred Thursday?

How better to encourage the other two who were wounded?

How do you do that?

How do you have the strength to pick yourself up and do your job in the middle of a crisis.

Reporter Chris Chase said, “I don’t know what else to do except this.”

He declared it to the world just hours after the attack.

Anyone who has worked as a reporter understands that.

And salutes it.

Which is all I’m doing here.

Saluting my colleagues.

This is not my story to tell.

It belongs to the men and women of the Capital Gazette.

Read the complete story of telling their story here.

Their coverage includes telling the story of the meaningful lives of the five Gazette employees who lost their lives.

The staff of the Capital Gazette have honored the victims of the mass shooting in the best possible way, by putting out the paper despite the attack.

The staff of the Capital Gazette have honored the victims of the mass shooting in the best possible way, by putting out the paper despite the attack.

Here is to them.


If you enjoy this story, you might want to check out my recent TED Talk, “How To Watch The News And Get Inspired.”

Daryn Kagan giving her TED Talk at TEDxBigSky. How To Watch The News And Get Inspired.

 

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Grieving Capital Gazette Newspaper Staff ‘Put Out The Damn Paper’ Hours After Massacre

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