#MediaMonday – The Capital Gazette

Reflections on 25 years at HMA Public Relations
June 29, 2018
Food, Travel and Fireworks: Exactly how do Americans celebrate the Fourth of July?
July 3, 2018
Show all

capitalToday’s #MediaMonday is in honor of the five journalists from the Capital Gazette that were shot and killed in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday.

The five victims were all employees of the Capital Gazette:

  • Gerald Fischman, 61, editorial page editor
  • Rob Hiaasen, 59, assistant editor
  • John McNamara, 56, staff writer
  • Rebecca Smith, 34, sales assistant
  • Wendi Winters, 65, special publications editor

The shooter stormed through the Capital Gazette in a planned attack against the paper.  He had filed a defamation lawsuit in 2012 against the paper and a staff writer, according to court records, but the case was dismissed because he failed “to come close to alleging a case of defamation.” An appeals court upheld the decision.

We send our deepest condolences to their families, friends and colleagues on this tragic loss.


Grace Flemer
Grace Flemer
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *