Paper’s staff reports through grief


Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

The grieving and the reporting sort of jumbled together for staffers at The Capital Gazette on Thursday night, but they were determined to put out the next day’s edition.

Journalists with the Annapolis-based daily huddled under a covered parking deck of the Annapolis Mall, not far from where scores of other media outlets were clumped together awaiting further details of the shooting that left five people dead, including colleagues, and others injured.

“We’re trying to do our job and deal with five people” who lost their lives, said reporter Pat Furgurson, whose wife and adult son were with him at the mall.

Furgurson said his colleagues were “just people trying to do their job for the public.”

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