Journalists take to Twitter following Capital Gazette shooting

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – JUNE 28, 2018: Police respond to a shooting on June 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. – At least five people were killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire inside the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper published in Annapolis, a historic city an hour east of Washington. A reporter for the daily, Phil Davis, tweeted that a ‘gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.”There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,’ Davis said. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

At least five people are dead and several others have been injured following a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, MD this afternoon. The incident has prompted many people to take a closer look at their work’s ability to respond to a gunman and put themselves in the victims’ shoes, especially journalists. Members of the press took to Twitter to express their emotions following the tragedy.

Phil Davis, a reporter for the Capital Gazette who was in the office during the shooting:

Johnathan Peters, press freedom correspondent for the Capital Gazette:

Jimmy Debutts, editor for Capital Gazette:

Alexis Wainwright, WJAC journalist:

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate writer:

David Gong, a local reporter for Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, IN:

Melissa Block, NPR special correspondent:


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