SPJ statement on Jeff German’s death
Rebecca Aguilar, SPJ National President, 317-361-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoë Berg, SPJ Communications Specialist, 317-920-4785, email@example.com
A statement from Society of Professional Journalists National President Rebecca Aguilar:
“The murder of Jeff German is a reminder that everyday journalists around the world put their lives on the line to uncover the truth. We are saddened by the murder of the veteran investigative reporter at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and thankful that Las Vegas law enforcement has arrested a suspect in this case.
“As the Review-Journal reported, many described Jeff as a fearless reporter, the embodiment of the First Amendment, who stood up for society's underdogs and had a strong sense of right and wrong. We should honor Jeff by continuing to be like him, a person of courage, compassion and commitment to the truth.
“We at SPJ send our condolences to Jeff's colleagues at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, family and friends. May he rest in peace.”
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