STAFFORD - Thursday’s shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom elicited a range of emotions from journalists all over the nation.
But how does the incident mean for the next generation of journalists?
Here is what students and recent graduates of the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University had to say about the shooting and the bold statement tweeted by Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook: "I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow."
Whitney Downard, 2016 Jandoli School graduate:
"My mom, like other parents, already constantly worries about me. She sent me a message about the shooting and I just couldn’t stop thinking about Selene San Felice, a reporter at the Gazette, who told CNN about texting her parents under her desk. I pray I never have to send that text." Read Whitney's full statement
Hannah Gordon, 2018 (M.A.) and 2016 (B.A.) Jandoli School graduate:
"When I chose to go to J-school, I wanted to hone my storytelling skills, but I also had a resounding commitment to the truth that was only enhanced by my professors and my work on my college newspaper. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m willing to bet many people who’ve committed their life -- or at least career for the time being -- to journalism have similar sentiments." Read Hannah's full statement
Cameron Hurst, Jandoli School student:
"Cook’s tweet tells me the standard of resilience that journalists must have has been raised, and the expectations to produce in the midst of tragedy are now greater." Read Cameron's full statement
Christian Gravius, Jandoli School student:
"The tweets says a lot about both the staff of the Gazette and journalism as a whole. Journalism is a field that tests your strength, and as a journalist, things won’t always go your way. You’ll miss deadlines, get bad quotes, be treated unfairly, be deemed a biased person, and in the case of today’s events, perhaps even die at work." Read Christian's full statement
Taylor Kickbush, 2017 Jandoli School graduate:
"Chase Cook’s tweet showcases an inspiring resilience that spotlights what we journalists do best -- we tell the story as it happened, even if it’s our own." Read Taylor's full statement
Jason Klaiber, 2018 Jandoli School graduate:
"Chase Cook's unflinching words show a tremendous and inspiring level of resilience in the wake of the Capital Gazette shooting." Read Jason's full statement
Chuckie Maggio, 2017 Jandoli School graduate:
"The Capital Gazette tragedy shook me, both as a journalist and human being. The Olean Times Herald newsroom has always been a safe haven for me, a place where I have fun working and enjoy the camaraderie of my colleagues despite the natural stressors that come along with producing a daily paper. I have such an appreciation for my fellow writers and simply cannot wrap my head around the possibility of a sick person opening fire and terrorizing our workspace." Read Chuckie's full statement
Caleb McGuire, 2017 Jandoli School graduate:
"Yesterday, Chase Cook's actions reminded the people what real journalism is about. It took people's eyes off the 'Fake-News' slander reporters in the field hear everyday and highlighted a man who cared about nothing more than to continue doing his job, passionately, when many might have crumbled." Read Caleb's full statement