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A Memorial To Honor Fallen Journalists

August 14, 2019

A Memorial To Honor Fallen Journalists

In the wake of the deadliest assault on journalists in U.S. history, a permanent memorial is being planned to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press and honor news reporters and photographers who have sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.

In this edition of Update-1, National Press Club member Bill Loveless talks with David Dreier, the chairman of Tribune Publishing Company and the chair of the newly formed Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation. Tribune Publishing is the owner of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five members of the newspaper’s staff were slain by a gunman in their newsroom in June 2018.

Joining Bill and David is Barbara Cochran, the president of the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation and the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. She’s also the president of the National Press Club Institute.

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