200 organizations sign joint statement condemning mass murder at the Capital Gazette, negative environment for journalists

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the deadly shootings at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, 200-plus organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, and individuals have signed a strong statement spearheaded by the Student Press Law Center calling for an end to the environment which threatens journalists. As a Washington Post story…

American newsroom attacked; journalism will prevail

COMMENTARY By Sharon Dunten, Assistant Regional Director, Society of Professional Journalists- Region 3; freelance journalist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Was the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, a threat to the First Amendment? Yes, it is a threat to the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment. Whether it was a hate crime against a…