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Bill aims to fund journalists’ memorial

Bill aims to fund journalists’ memorial

Just prior to the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to establish a permanent memorial to fallen journalists in Washington, D.C.

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 authorizes the newly established Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation (FJM Foundation) to raise funds and work with appropriate entities to site and build a memorial to pay tribute to the journalists who have died while performing their jobs.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will host the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, which will build support and plan for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and preservation of the memorial.