Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman journalists add ‘Charlie’ to their bylines for a day

This was posted on the Daily Freeman website this afternoon:

KINGSTON — Readers may notice a subtle difference in our local reports and photographs today.

In solidarity with the staff of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper at which 12 persons were killed Wednesday,daily allegedly by Islamic extremists, Freeman reporters, correspondents, editors and photographers have chosen to take, for the day, the middle name “Charlie” in their bylines and credit lines.

It is with deep sincerity that we make what we know is but a small, symbolic gesture in defense of free speech.

Similarly, the hashtag JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) has spread far and wide on social media sites since the killings.

We invite readers who participate in our online forums to consider joining us by signing their comments with the name “Charlie.”

Tony ‘Charlie’ Adamis
Managing Editor

Print edition, too? I asked. “Print and online for one news cycle,” the ME replied.

Update: Here’s the PDF of Friday’s front page.

* We at the Freeman are “Charlie” (dailyfreeman.com)

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