School dedicates memorial to slain newspaper employees

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland’s journalism school has dedicated a memorial to the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot and killed in an attack on the Annapolis newspaper’s office.

Dozens of people gathered Tuesday for a ceremony dedicating the Capital Gazette Memorial Seminar Room at the university’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. A memorial on the wall includes photos of the five colleagues killed in the June 28 shooting: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

The man charged with killing them had a history of harassing the newspaper’s journalists

Hiaasen was an adjunct lecturer at the journalism school. Fischman and McNamara earned their bachelor’s degrees from the university more than three decades ago.


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