#WeStandWithWDBJ: Twitter mourns Virginia shooting victims Parker & Ward with testcard avatars
Anchors, news and sports reporters working for major outlets like CBS, ABC, and Fox, joined from all over the US.
In another tribute to the slain journalists, reporters have been posting videos and photos dedicated to them under another hashtag, #WeStandWithWDBJ.
On Wednesday morning, Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter at WDBJ, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed after a gunman opened fire on them during a live news report from a Virginia shopping center.
The two worked together as a team, and both were engaged to fellow employees at the channel.
Their killer, African-American gay man Vester Lee Flanagan (whose onscreen name was Bryce Williams), cited racial discrimination and sexual harassment at work as the reasons for his attack.
Flanagan worked for WDBJ in 2012-13. He sent a 23-page fax after the killings describing his outrage, while on Facebook and Twitter he accused Parker of “racist comments” and Ward of sexual harassment “after work.”