JAWS President-Elect Sandra Fish’s statement on shooting of WDBJ-TV reporting team

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Journalism and Women Symposium offers heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the WDBJ-TV reporting team shot and killed while on assignment Wednesday morning. As fellow journalists, we are particularly saddened that these two professionals were taken from us and their community in the prime of their lives. We grieve their deaths with the rest of the nation.

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