U.S. Newsrooms Hold Moment Of Silence For Slain Capital Gazette Workers

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Journalists in newsrooms across the nation participated in a moment of silence this afternoon for the five Capital Gazette newspaper employees gunned down a week ago in Maryland.

The Associated Press reported about 100 people gathered at AP headquarters in New York to observe a moment of silence. The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors spearheaded the call for the action.

On CNN, for example, the sound went off from its airwaves at 2:33 Pm Et, the exact time a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md. Anchor Brooke Baldwin explained the silence on the other side when sound resumed.

The 38-year-old suspect with a long-held grudge against the paper has been charged with five counts of first degree murder.

We will be having a moment of silence today at 2:33 Pm for our fallen #CapitalGazette family members at our new temporary location.
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