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Maryland to mark 'Freedom of the Press Day' by honoring journalists on anniversary of shooting at Capital

Maryland to mark 'Freedom of the Press Day' by honoring journalists on anniversary of shooting at Capital

Maryland’s journalists — including five newspaper employees killed in their Annapolis office last summer — will be honored each June 28 after Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders signed a resolution Thursday creating “Freedom of the Press Day.”

The resolution doesn’t dictate how the day should be observed, and plans still are shaping up. But Rick Hutzell, editor of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, is grateful for the gesture of commemoration.

“It is good to know we will not be marking June 28 by ourselves,” Hutzell said.

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