11 years later, the most striking front pages since 9/11

If there is a post-9/11 journalism, it is represented by the images we remember from that day in 2001 and the moments since that have marked a changed America. These front pages capture those moments. || Related: 9/11 anniversary forgotten on the front page of today’s New York Times | Front pages from 2001 to 2011 tell story of 9/11 decade | The 25 most moving 9/11/11 front pages | 10 iconic images from Sept. 11, 2001 | Why do newspapers use different figures for fatalities of Sept. 11 attacks? | How we started calling the former World Trade Center ‘ground zero’ | Sept. 11 style guidelines from AP

September 11, 2001: Newsday

September 12, 2001: Sun (Bremerton, Washington). Read more about this image.
December 15, 2003: The Seattle Times
September 12, 2006: Daily News
September 12, 2006: Newsday. This month, the paper published an update on this young woman, whose mother was killed on 9/11.
October 10, 2007: The Olympian
May 2, 2011: St. Petersburg Times (Related: Poynter’s collection of Osama bin Laden front pages, May 2, 2011)
May 3, 2011: Chicago Sun-Times
May 3: La Stampa (Turin, Italy)
The Daily News in Los Angeles, Calif. used a photos of the twin towers before Sept. 11, 2001. (Courtesy: Newseum)
The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal used minimal text and illustration to honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks. (Courtesy: Newseum)

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  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Erin, Thanks for the comment. You make an excellent point. It hadn’t occurred to me that including the Saddam Hussein front page might perpetuate misconceptions about his role in 9/11. I included it because even though Saddam Hussein was uninvolved in 9/11, the war in Iraq was justified by the Bush Administration and Congress, in part, by an intense national interest in security following the 9/11 attacks. That war is part of how America has changed since 9/11, so it made sense to me to note it. –Julie Moos

  • Erin Brown

    Here’s an idea for an organization that promotes the profession of presenting facts: don’t disseminate bad information.

    You’re displaying front pages related to 9/11. Among your choices is a front page announcing the capture of Saddam Hussein… who had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11.

    A University of Maryland study in 2011 (http://www.sadat.umd.edu/911Anniversary_Sep11_rpt.pdf) showed a “large minority” (38 percent) of Americans believe the U.S. had clear evidence Hussein worked closely with al-Qaeda.

    How about publishing a retraction as to not perpetuate this falsehood?