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June 2018

And yet, they published

Journalists at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland prepared a paper to be published Friday morning, just as they always do, despite having lived through a mass shooting hours before. Five staffmembers are dead. They are remembered in the Friday paper, along with this article, that gives a chilling first-person account.

WREX Wins National Murrow

  The newsroom at WREX-TV in Rockford is celebrating an RTDNA National Edward R Murrow Award.  INBA Board Member Josh Morgan is News Director and his staff includes several INBA members, including Assistant News Director Audrey Moon and Anchor Kristin Crowley. The NBC affiliate is being honored for Overall Excellence, small market television.  This category recognizes a station for the totality of its journalistic efforts, including breaking news, continuing coverage, weather, sports, community service and digital media, among others.

Remembering Elizabeth Brackett

Longtime Chicago television reporter Elizabeth Brackett died Sunday at the age of 76, four days after an apparent bicycle accident.

Covering Suicides More Effectively

With the recent suicide of designer Kate Spade, newsrooms may be grappling with how to communicate on a sensitive topic.  Here's some advice from the Poynter Institute: