At the Committee to Protect Journalists, Katherine Jacobsen interview Rick Hutzell ,former editor of the Capital Gazette, the site of the worst newsroom shooting in U.S. history,
With the Capital Gazette’s Annapolis office permanently closed for financial reasons due to the pandemic, how do you preserve the spirit of the publication and your colleague’s memories?
The straightforward fact is you honor those people by continuing the work. That’s just undeniable. These people will be remembered by the stories that have been told about them. I think that in general human beings make sense of the world through the stories they tell. Journalists have that in spades. The stories that are told about them are important. I think the memorial downtown [honoring the five slain journalists] and the Fallen Journalists Memorial will help preserve their memories.