Capital Gazette asks journalists to volunteer and help them put out newspaper

Capital Gazette asks journalists to volunteer and help them put out newspaper
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The Capital Gazette staff, where a mass shooting claimed the lives of five employees, is asking journalists to volunteer and help them put out a newspaper over the next few months. 

The Gazette, which is based in Annapolis, Md., put out a call on Tuesday asking for reporters and editors who can spend two to five consecutive days between July and September in the office of the Baltimore Sun newspaper. The Gazette is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

"The Capital Gazette staff needs our help," the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization said in a statement. "In the wake of the June 28 shooting, they need journalists to volunteer their time and talents to help publish the daily paper."

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A gunman stormed into the Capital Gazette newsroom last month, killing five and injuring several more. Newsrooms across the country mobilized in support, dispatching journalists to help the Gazette continue producing the paper in the wake of the shooting. 

Hundreds of local and national journalists participated in a moment of silence one week after the tragedy. 

"We are one family, and we will mourn the dead and honor the Capital Gazette staff,” proclaimed a full-page spread in Ohio’s Columbus Dispatch newspaper one week after the shooting.

The IRE is encouraging volunteers to fill out a Google form indicating their interest and availability.