Links to coverage of the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, with special attention to journalistic forms that reflect interesting new approaches and/or work especially well.

The Power of Storytelling

Visiting Ocean City, Md., this past weekend, I found in the local
newspaper — The Daily Times — a story about the efforts of a husband
to honor the memory of his wife, who died at the Pentagon on Sept. … Read more

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Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2006

News Defined as Personal Stories

As a 22-year-old, I can’t think back to where I was when Japan attacked
Pearl Harbor or when Kennedy was assassinated. What I do remember is
exactly where I was and what I was doing the morning of Sept. 11, … Read more

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Monday, Sep. 11, 2006

Five Years On: Tracking the Coverage

Poynter Online asked faculty and staff to file a paragraph or two about anniversary coverage that’s interesting for one reason or another. You’ll find several examples below. We invite you to add yours here.
 – Bill Mitchell, Poynter … Read more

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The last few minutes, but not the last word…

Americans are puzzled over why so many people in the world hate us. We seem so nice to ourselves. They do hate us though. We know that and we’re trying to protect ourselves with more weapons.

We have to do

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Through the Eyes (and Words) of Children

I was captivated by the story in Sunday’s St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times (the newspaper is owned by Poynter) that focused on the lives of three children, age 12 and 13, and how their world has changed in the five years … Read more

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Friday, Sep. 08, 2006

Crimes Against Humanity

Five years ago, I was in a computer lab at a local college, getting acquainted with seven Saudi journalists at the start of a two-day writing workshop.

We’d begun by trading professional and personal histories, sharing details about newsroom jobs … Read more

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Thursday, Sep. 07, 2006

How Multimedia and Interactivity Can Help

Here’s a round-up of some of the more interactive approaches to the anniversary coverage:

MSNBC’s “9/11: Five Years Later” displays an interactive section of audio personal narratives and a
feature on the controversial ABC docudrama.  

CNN sought for user-response … Read more

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The People and the Photos

The St. Petersburg Times, which is owned by Poynter, kicked off its 9/11 anniversary coverage in this morning’s paper. A three-column centerpiece (see PDF version here) dominates the page and focuses on the family of flight attendant … Read more

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