Exactly one week after a gunman killed five people inside a Maryland newsroom, newsrooms worldwide observed a moment of silence on Thursday.
The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors called for a moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. EDT. That's the time on Thursday, June 28 when a gunman attacked the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.
"To honor those who lost their lives and to show support to those who lost family, friends, co-workers and peers, we ask newsrooms around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group in a moment of silence spent in contemplation, prayer, reflection or meditation," the organizations said in a joint statement.
Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.
Authorities say the 38-year-old suspect targeted the newspaper after holding a longtime grudge over an article written about him.
NBC4 observed the moment of silence.