Following the lead of newsrooms before them, this week the Post and Courier
team drew on their collective experience covering the Emanuel shooting and its aftermath almost a year ago and reached out to their counterparts at the Orlando Sentinel
with a special delivery.
In the days following a major news story, it's common for members of the media to send small gestures of encouragement
like pizza, snacks, etc. to their colleagues in that city as they continue working to deliver breaking news even in dire circumstances.
Expressing gratitude for the outreach they received after the Emanuel AME shooting last year, the Post and Courier
news team said they wished to "pay that forward" as Sentinel
staff processes the Pulse nightclub rampage in Orlando.
"Our newsroom knows all too well the toll an ordeal like this can take," reads a note sent from the P&C
newsroom posted on Twitter
sports and entertainment editor Roger Simmons.
The Post and Courier
's support wasn't the only gesture the Sentinel
received this week and it won't be the last, according to Poynter
. Sadly, it's just as certain the Sentinel
will likely find themselves paying it forward as well before too long.