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Newseum opens exhibit on shooting at newspaper in Maryland

Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Baltimore Sun reports that a few dozen current and former journalists from the Capital Gazette, where five employees were shot to death, participated in the Wednesday evening parade, where they were greeted by supportive whistles, cheers and applause. Several staffers T-shirts reading "journalism matters," while others in the parade wore T-shirts that said, "press on." (Jay Reed/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (Jay Reed/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

WASHINGTON — The Newseum in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit about the shooting that killed five staff members at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland in June.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the new installation will be open through at least the end of the year.

“Behind the News: A Deadly Attack on a Community Newspaper” examines the risks journalists face and how the Capital Gazette staff published a newspaper the day after police say a man with a shotgun fatally shot five people at the news outlet’s offices in Annapolis.

Newseum vice president of exhibits Patty Rhule says it’s an important example explaining the increase in violent behavior toward journalists and why it’s important to support local news.


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