Capital Gazette publishes blank opinion page in tribute to slain colleagues
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The Capital Gazette, who lost five staffers to a deadly shooting Thursday, June 28, 2019 in its newsroom, paid tribute to their fallen colleagues with a “blank” opinion page.
- The page, which features only the normal page header and masthead and a small block of text, starts with the sentence “Today we are speechless.”
- It then reads “This page is intentionally left blank today to commemorate victims of Thursday’s shooting at our office.”
- The names Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, all who died in the shooting, are listed, each on its own line.
- The text concludes with “Tomorrow this page will return to its steady purpose of offering our readers informed opinon about the world around them, that they might be better citizens.”
Tomorrow this Capital page will return to its steady purpose of offering readers informed opinion about the world around them. But today, we are speechless. pic.twitter.com/5HzKN2IW7Q
— Capital Gazette (@capgaznews) June 29, 2018