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May 8, 2020
Spring 2020 Newsletter

The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation continues to advocate for a permanent memorial for journalists who have died in pursuit of the truth. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been humbled by the incredible work of journalists in communities across the country. These are trying times for everyone and journalists have been working tirelessly to…

January 23, 2020
Statements on Passing of FJM Foundation Advisory Board Member Jim Lehrer

CONTACT: Jo Maney, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 23, 2020) – The leadership of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation issued the following statements in reaction to the death of former PBS News Anchor Jim Lehrer. Lehrer was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Advisors and an early supporter of the concept of a memorial to…

January 17, 2020
EDITORIAL: A Missing Memorial

THE NEWTOWN BEE Nuns, soldiers, and sailors have them; scientists and orators have them; presidents have them. They mark historic moments and historic figures. They are the memorials and monuments of Washington, DC. There is even a marker monument designating the point from which all road distances were measured when it was dedicated more than…

January 15, 2020
Fallen Journalists Memorial Act Approved by Key House Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2020) – The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, H.R. 3465, was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee during a markup session today. The legislation authorizes the Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation to lead the effort to build a permanent memorial to journalists who have lost their lives because of their jobs….

January 15, 2020
December 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…

December 4, 2019
Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for National Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A national memorial is needed to pay tribute to journalists who perished not only on the front lines of battle, but whose lives have been lost while simply fulfilling their duty to deliver the news.  That was the message delivered today at a Congressional hearing by advocates for legislation to establish a…

December 2, 2019
Barbara Cochran to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Legislation Honoring Fallen Journalists

MEDIA ADVISORYDecember 2, 2019 Barbara Cochran, President of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, will testify at a Congressional hearing in support of bipartisan legislation (H.R. 3465) authorizing the establishment of a national memorial that honors the sacrifices of journalists who have died while performing their work to keep democracy accountable and functioning. The hearing will…

November 16, 2019
EDITORIAL: It’s time to put up a memorial for fallen journalists

CORSICAN DAILY SUN There’s a memorial missing in our nation’s capital. But you can help change that. Last year, on June 28, 2018, five journalists at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were shot and killed by a man who had been the subject of a news report in its pages years before. Gerald Fischman, Rob…

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…