WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the shootings of two Spectrum 13 journalists and others in Orlando, Florida, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in Orlando, Florida today. Our hearts go out to the families and colleagues of the Spectrum News 13 crew members and all the victims who have been affected by this senseless act of violence.
“Journalists play a vital role bringing breaking news to the public, and often putting their lives in danger in the process. This is a reminder of the risks that members of the press face in their efforts to inform the public, and we stand with our colleagues in condemning all acts of violence against journalists.”
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