Capital Gazette leaves opinion page blank to pay tribute to the dead

The Capital Gazette still published its daily, hours after a gunman killed five of its employees on Thursday afternoon in Annapolis, Maryland. Earlier, Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook tweeted to 52,000 followers of the newspaper that he and his colleagues would bring out the edition on Friday and he kept the word. Friday’s edition carried stories about the Gazette’s five employees who fell to the bullets. The editors left the opinion section blank to pay tribute to the dead. “Today, we are speechless,” the section reads “This page is intentionally left blank to commemorate victims of Thursday’s shootings at our office.”