Surviving the Mass Shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper : Embedded In a new four-part series, Embedded listeners will get to know the surviving staff of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD, where a gunman murdered five people in June 2018.
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Coming Soon: The Capital Gazette

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Coming Soon: The Capital Gazette

Coming Soon: The Capital Gazette

Coming Soon: The Capital Gazette

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We see the families crying on TV. We hear how the survivors escaped. We see victims honored at candlelight vigils after the latest mass shooting at a school, office, Walmart, concert or church.

But eventually — we stop paying attention. We, the ones who are safe, move on.

What if we didn't? What could we learn if we stayed a while?

In a new four-part series, Embedded listeners will get to know the surviving staff of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD. A gunman murdered five people there in June 2018. Producer Chris Benderev spent more than two years following them through trauma and triumphs.

We hear them adapt to their new lives as part of a uniquely American club no one wants to join. We hear them cover the legal proceedings of the man who killed their colleagues. And we hear them face a threat that has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with the demise of local news in America.