Front pages from 2001 to 2011 tell story of 9/11 decade, from WTC attacks to war on terror and bin Laden’s death

A decade has passed since newspapers began telling the story of the
post-9/11 world.

Ten years of front pages describe the events that followed the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people: The war on terrorism; the war in Iraq; the capture and hanging of Saddam Hussein; the war in Afghanistan; the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and the death of Osama bin Laden.

We have compiled and posted some of these front pages below, with thanks to the Newseum and all the newspapers that have helped create and preserve Page One memories from the last 10 years.

2001 FRONT PAGES

September 11, 2001: Newsday
September 12, 2001: The New York Times (Related: “Portraits of Grief” & additional stories)

September 12, 2001: The Washington Post (Related: Recent & archival stories)
September 12, 2001: Sun (Bremerton, Washington)

2002 FRONT PAGES

February 22, 2002: The Wall Street Journal (Article: “Reporter Daniel Pearl Is Dead“) (Related: Daniel Pearl Foundation)
September 11, 2002: The Des Moines Register

2003 FRONT PAGES

March 30, 2003: San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2003: The Daily Telegraph (London, England)
April 10, 2003: The Charlotte Observer
April 10, 2003: New York Post
May 2, 2003: The New York Times (Related: Additional information about President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech)
December 15, 2003: The Seattle Times
December 15, 2003: Liberation (Paris, France)

2004 FRONT PAGES

June 29, 2004: The Guardian

2005 FRONT PAGES

January 31, 2005: Rocky Mountain News
July 8, 2005: Daily MIrror (London, England)

2006 FRONT PAGES

March 31, 2006: Christian Science Monitor (Article: “Jill Carroll: Finally Free”)
September 12, 2006: Daily News
September 12, 2006: Newsday
December 31, 2006: Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia)
December 31, 2006: Alwaqt (Manama, Bahrain)

2007 FRONT PAGES

June 18, 2007: The Washington Post (Anne Hull, Dana Priest & Michel du Cille’s series on Walter Reed Hospital earned a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.)
October 10, 2007: The Olympian

2008 FRONT PAGES

March 19, 2008: Winston-Salem Journal
September 11, 2008: The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
September 12, 2008: Daily News

2009 FRONT PAGES

May 22, 2009: Akron Beacon Journal
December 4, 2009: Stars and Stripes

2010 FRONT PAGES

August 19, 2010: Los Angeles Times

2011 FRONT PAGES

May 2, 2011: St. Petersburg Times (Related: Poynter’s collection of Osama bin Laden newspapers, May 2, 2011)
May 3, 2011: Chicago Sun-Times
May 3, 2011: Daily Herald (Suburban, Chicago)
May 3: La Stampa (Turin, Italy)

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  • Anonymous

    These pages tell the story of how the press contributed to our ongoing tragedy.