This is a nice story. Last week, we wrote about the heroic efforts of Charleston’s main daily newspaper, the Post and Courier, and their dogged, round-the-clock coverage of the massacre at the Emanuel AME church.
We noted that city newsrooms have been leading breaking coverage during big, national news stories, from Boston to Ferguson, Baltimore to Charleston. In April, the Boston Globe sent lunch to the Baltimore Sun’s newsroom. It was their way of paying forward another act of newsroom generosity when in April 2013, the Chicago Tribune bought the Globe pizzas during the bombing coverage. “We can’t buy you lost sleep, so at least let us pick up lunch,” the Tribune wrote in a letter at the time.
Now, the Baltimore Sun‘s Executive Editor Trif Alatzas has sent a about a dozen pizzas from D’Allesandro’s in Charleston to the Post and Courier newsroom, as a way to pay it forward again:
Big thank you to @baltimoresun and @trifalatzas for the gesture today. Every newsroom loves pizza! pic.twitter.com/EoyR5kzOPB
— Mitch Pugh (@SCMitchP) June 24, 2015
I asked Mitch Pugh, the Post and Courier news boss, were the pizzas “hot and tasty?”
“They chose wisely,” he said.