Though five of its employees were shot dead yesterday, The Annapolis Capital-Gazette vowed to put out an issue this morning and did so.
An otherwise blank editorial page memorialized the victims.
You have to admire the attitude of The Capital reporters writing the story of a massacre in their own newsroom. https://t.co/HKCuw46Hmw
— Erin Cox (@ErinatTheSun) June 28, 2018
In the aftermath of the shooting, the Gazette's reporters were back out covering the tragedy that had been inflicted on their own colleagues.
By late on Thursday evening, the newspaper posted its front page on social media as it went to press – "5 shot dead at The Capital" and "Laurel man, the suspected gunman, in custody", read the headline and subhead.
As evidence grew that the gun rampage had been committed by an individual who specifically targeted the newspaper and its editing team, the response of the surviving journalists on the title was one of resolute defiance.