29 June 2018 - Five Dead in Maryland Newspaper Office Shooting
5 People Dead in Shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette Newsroom
Sabrina Tavernise, Amy Harmon and Maya Salam (The New York Times, 28/06/2018)
A man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of a community newspaper chain in Maryland’s capital on Thursday afternoon, killing five staff members, injuring two others and prompting law enforcement agencies across the country to provide protection at the headquarters of media organizations.
The suspect, identified by two law enforcement officials as Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, was taken into custody at the scene. He had a long history of conflict with The Capital Gazette, which produces a number of local newspapers along Maryland’s shore, suing journalists there for defamation and waging a social media campaign against them.
The Deadliest Day For U.S. Journalism Since 9/11
Nick Wing (The Huffington Post, 29/06/2018)
Journalists around the nation are reeling after a lone gunman attacked a Maryland newsroom on Thursday, making it the deadliest day for the profession since Sept. 11, 2001.
A suspect is in custody following the shooting at the Capital Gazette office in Annapolis. A reporter who was in the newsroom at the time said the gunman shot through a glass door before opening fire on the reporter’s colleagues, killing at least five people and injuring several more. Police have not yet given a concrete motive, but the massacre already serves as a grim marker for the field of journalism.
Sanders: Attack on journalists is 'an attack on every American'
Jacqueline Thomsen (The Hill, 28/06/2018)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders condemned the deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper Thursday, saying that a “violent attack on innocent journalists doing their job is an attack on every American.”
Sanders tweeted that the shooting was an “evil act of senseless violence," adding that her "prayers are with the victims and their friends and families."
Pelosi calls for gun control legislation after Maryland newsroom shooting
(Fox Business, 28/06/2018)
Donald J. Trump Media Advisory Board member Gina Loudon and WOR radio personality Mark Simone on how House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for Congress to work on gun control legislation after the Maryland shooting.