Following the on-air shooting deaths of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, reporters across the U.S. took to social media to express their solidarity with the Virginia news station.
A shooter opened fire on the WDBJ news duo Wednesday morning while they were conducting an interview in the town of Moneta, Virginia.
Vicki Gardner, who was being interviewed by the news team, was listed in stable condition after also being shot on air.
Authorities identified the shooter as former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan, and said he killed himself after the deadly attack.
In response to the shooting, broadcast journalists across the U.S. started posting photos to social media with the hashtag #WeStandWithWDBJ to show their solidarity with the Virginia news station.
Some also asserted that they were "not afraid" to continue doing their job, despite the public shooting.
"Proud of what we do."
"Posting in honor of Alison Parker and Adam Ward."
"Thinking of our colleagues."
"We won't back down."
"I do this job with pride. But today I do it with a heavy heart."
"Our hearts ache, but today #WeStandWithWDBJ proud and unafraid."
The Newseum in Washington, D.C., also shared a tribute:
Journalists also replaced their social media profile pictures with TV test pattern color bars in honor of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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