Journalists flying in to help Capital Gazette after shooting

Journalists flying in to help Capital Gazette after shooting
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The parent company of an Annapolis, Md.-based newspaper said journalists are flying in to help in the paper’s newsroom following a deadly shooting.

Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, told CNN’s Brian Stelter that several reporters arrived to the Capital Gazette's temporary offices this week from other outlets across the country.


"We had journalists fly in from the Chicago Tribune yesterday,” Alatzas said. “We had somebody here from the Allentown Morning Call. Somebody from the Virginian Pilot.”

"We've gotten offers from the entire journalism community, saying 'Hey, whatever you need, we'll send support,’” he added.

Five staff members at The Capital Gazette were killed last week when a man who reportedly held a grudge against the paper opened fire in the newsroom. The suspected shooter was arrested and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

The shooting has brought new attention to President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE’s verbal attacks on the media. Just days before the shooting, he called the press “the enemy of the people.”

Trump has condemned the attack on the Capital Gazette and on Tuesday ordered American flags lowered to half-staff after initially declining the Annapolis mayor’s request to do so.

“Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their jobs,” Trump said last week.

The paper has continued to publish regularly in the wake of the shooting, and employees have made it clear that the shooting will not stop them from doing their jobs.

"We are committed to rebuilding,” Alatzas said. “We're looking for permanent space. We are committed to that community."