News crews across the nation are posting pictures of their teams on social media this morning in tribute of two journalists who were killed live on air Wednesday.
Using the hashtag #WeStandWithWDBJ, journalists banded together to voice their condolences after Virginia TV station WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot by former coworker Vester Lee Flanagan II, who is also known as Bryce Williams. Flanagan, who posted a first-person video of the attack before killing himself on Wednesday, wrote in a suicide note that he suffered racial discrimination and bullying at work. He had also filed lawsuits against at least one other prior employer, alleging racial discrimination.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, WDBJ created a page on its website, completely dedicated to Parker and Ward. The station’s official Twitter page has solely been posting updates on the situation and sharing stories about the victims and how different people are paying tribute to them.
During a newcast Thursday morning, WDBJ held a moment of silence for Parker and Ward.
This is how journalists across the US have been showing their support.
One news team that was not celebrated on Thursday morning, however, was that of the New York Daily News, which used still photos from the live footage of Parker’s final moments on the cover of its paper. The headline reads: "Executed on live TV."
Reporters shared their take on the "distasteful, insensitive" cover on Twitter.
If you haven't seen the front page of NY Daily News, don't. It's horribly distasteful. On a tragic day, it publishes trash. #WeStandWithWDBJ— Tom Duerr (@NBC5TD) August 27, 2015