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NAHJ applauds defiance and resiliency of Capital Gazette newsroom; will honor journalists murdered during ‘2018 In Memoriam’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2018 – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) commends the Capital Gazette and their strength in fulfilling a vow to publish today’s paper.  In honor of the lives taken, NAHJ will include assistant editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, special publications editor Wendi Winters, writer John McNamara, editorial page editor Gerald Fischman and sales assistant Rebecca Smith during the upcoming ‘In Memoriam’ at the Hall of Fame Gala next month in Miami.

“Regardless of a journalist’s skin color, heritage or background, these are our people,” said Brandon Benavides, NAHJ President. “NAHJ stands with the Capital Gazette.”

Anyone wishing to help support the journalists of the paper can donate to the official GoFundMe. The fundraiser plans to help the Capital Gazette staff pay for ‘medical bills, funeral costs, newsroom repairs, and any other unforeseen expenses that might arise as a result of this terrible shooting.’


About NAHJ The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,200 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit or follow on Twitter @NAHJ.