DMA 69: ROANOKE, VA

WDBJ Still Coping 6 Months After Shootings

Survivor Of Live TV Shooting Talks Looks Ahead

The Day That Changed WDBJ Roanoke

The August murders of two Virginia journalists shocked the country, in part because viewers saw the shootings happen on live television. What viewers couldn’t see was the extraordinary response at the TV station WDBJ, from the editing room where a friend of one of the victims spotted the killer on videotape to the meeting room where the whole staff recited the Lord’s Prayer together.

Community Remembers Slain Cameraman

Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for WDBJ Roanoke, Va., who was murdered last week was remembered today at a commemoration at Salem High School. Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb said Ward “loved life and he was truly kind to people.” Habeeb was the offensive line coach when Ward played middle school football, was one of his teachers as a high school freshman and was an assistant principal for Ward’s final three years of high school.

Groups Launch Fund For Slain Journalists

RTDNA the NAB and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hav joined forces to launch a memorial fund to support the families of the victims in Wednesday’s shooting of a Roanoke, Va., news crew. The three organizations will contribute to and accept donations from broadcasters for the fund on behalf of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 1, and $40,000 has already been pledged.

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