Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Memories and a vigil for Charnice Milton

By · Monday, June 1st, 2015

It has been five days since Syracuse University alum Charnice Milton, reporter for Capital Community News, was shot and killed while waiting for a bus after covering an assignment in Southeast Washington.

In that time …

… The National Press Club issued a statement reminding us of the dangerous role of journalists wherever they might be working.

… A silent vigil for journalists and community members has been scheduled for June 3 in Southeast Washington.

Participants in Wednesday’s event will gather in concentric circles around copies of the Hill Rag and East of the River newspapers containing Charnice’s contributions.
They will join hands and stand in silence for 20 minutes to reflect on the meaning of her work.

… HillRag.com, whose publisher is Capital Community News, published a proclamation in Charnice’s memory, including a call for a moment of silence June 9.

Further, be it resolved that ANC6B Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners will invoke a moment of silence at the June 9, 2015 meeting in memory of Charnice Milton.
Ms. Milton was a writer, leader, and role-model whose successes will be long remembered.

… The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee, whose monthly meeting Charnice had just covered the night she was killed, issued a statement in her memory.

We dedicated a previous Think Like an Editor post to Charnice, who was a former student here at the Newhouse School. We continue to join others in remembering and honoring her.

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