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November 15, 2019
Editorial: A free press works for you

BY KOKOMO TRIBUNE “5 dead in Maryland newspaper shooting,” read the headline. Shootings are always painful, but this time, it was personally shattering. One of the first tweets we read 15 months ago on June 28, 2018, was from someone who was working at the Annapolis newspaper at the time of the shooting. It was…

November 8, 2019
One Year After Surviving a Mass Shooting, the Capital Gazette Journalists Refuse to Be Silenced

TIME Rachael Pacella had been doing better. No longer did any little sound—the buzz of a cell phone, a door opening—cause her, to twitch. She wasn’t freezing in crosswalks. The therapy and medication helped. So did a pottery class. Anything to take her mind off that day. Then Pacella retraumatized herself. In February, she testified…

November 7, 2019
Slain Capital Gazette Sports Reporter’s Widow Finishes His Book on DC Basketball

NBC WASHINGTON BY DERRICK WARD The widow of a slain Capital Gazette journalist honored his legacy by finishing the book he was working on when he was killed last year. Veteran sports reporter John McNamara was one of the five people killed in the Annapolis newsroom shooting in June 2018. He was writing “The Capital…

November 6, 2019
Fallen journalists like Don Bolles deserve a permanent memorial in D.C.

AZCENTRAL Opinion: Our nation’s capital has many monuments honoring those who died protecting our freedoms. But there is none to journalists who made the same sacrifice. Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even…

October 4, 2019
Jamal Khashoggi reminds us all to never forget our fallen journalists

THE HILL BY DAVID DREIER, OPINION CONTIBUTOR The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill One year ago, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. He was working for the Washington Post because he was in exile from his Saudi Arabia. He…

September 24, 2019
FJM Foundation Testifies Before National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission on Need for Permanent Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24, 2019) – Representatives from the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation testified today before the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission in support of legislation to establish a permanent memorial in the nation’s capital for fallen journalists. Barbara Cochran, President of the Foundation, and others offered oral statements in support for the memorial….

August 5, 2019
July Newsletter

The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation thanks you for your interest and support for our efforts to establish a permanent memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor journalists who have sacrificed their lives in service to democracy.  There are many worthy federal monuments to Americans who have sacrificed their lives promoting the enduring values of our…

August 5, 2019
Support Grows for Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation

In the days after the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation was announced, donations poured in and stories began appearing about the importance of the project. This is a selection of articles about the Foundation: Our Say: Plans for memorials in Washington, Annapolis are a fitting tribute (Capital Gazette) Fallen Journalists Memorial: Recognize the sacrifice of those…

July 17, 2019
Press Conference: Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation

June 26, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Establish Fallen Journalists Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2019) — Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to establish a permanent Fallen Journalists Memorial in Washington, D.C. The legislation and the announcement of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation comes ahead of the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, that…