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Dallas Morning News continues newsroom pizza chain with cookie delivery

There’s a well-documented tradition of journalists sending pizza to their colleagues in other cities amid big, breaking news. It happened in Boston, Baltimore, Charleston and Orlando (Orlando actually got lots of food, including pizza).

The Dallas Morning News also had a well-fed newsroom while covering the recent attack on Dallas police officers. Now, it looks like there’s a newsroom pizza chain alternative.

On Tuesday, the Morning News sent newsroom cookies to the Miami Herald, which has been covering the death of Fidel Castro.

“We hope there’s no reason for us to continue this chain, but sadly, there probably will be, and we’ll pay it forward as well,” managing editor Rick Hirsch wrote to staff in an email announcing the cookies.

Last week, student journalists at Ohio State University worked fast to cover a campus attack. The Cincinnati Enquirer kept up the pizza tradition, but the Lantern newsroom also got cookies from other student newsrooms.

In-house baked goods have their own tradition in the form of goodbye cakes. Welcome cakes, however, haven’t gone over so well.

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Kristen Hare covers the media for the Poynter Institute. Her work for Poynter has earned her a Mirror Award nomination. Hare, a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, spent 5 years as the Sunday features writer and an assistant editor at the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press, and five years as a staff writer covering race, immigration, the census and aging at the St. Louis Beacon. She also spent two years with the Peace Corps in Guyana, South America. Hare and her family live outside Tampa.

(via Poynter)