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NBC apologizes to affiliates for Kardashian interview during 9/11 moment of silence

The New York Times
Though NBC said it would not apologize for airing an interview with Kardashian mom Kris Jenner on Tuesday's "Today" show during the moment of silence to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, NBC News President Steve Capus sent a conciliatory note to affiliates, reports Bill Carter:
“Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept. 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.”
Earlier this week, "Today" spokeswoman Megan Kopf told Carter the moment of silence “is not a tradition on our show."

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NBC, MSNBC 9/11 anniversary broadcasts stir emotions and controversy

Today is, of course, the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It was the biggest news event of a generation, but particularly iconic for television news.
MSNBC re-airs the original Today Show coverage of 9/11.
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How will we know when it’s time to move 9/11 off the front page?

Newspapers across the country recognized the 11th anniversary of 9/11 on their front pages today. But The New York Times and the New York Post chose not to. Their decision raises the question: How will we know when it’s … Read more

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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
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Why do newspapers use different figures for fatalities of Sept. 11 attacks?

An astute viewer of our front page collection from Sunday's best 10th anniversary coverage of 9/11 noted that at least three of the newspapers used different figures for the number of people who died as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Kim Scarlett writes, "The NM paper has 2,977, Fairbanks 2,819 and the Courier News 2,983. What is the correct figure?" The Associated Press anticipated potential confusion, and in its stylebook issued special guidelines in advance of the anniversary. Here's what it says about victims:
Total: 2,977 as of July 25, 2011. 2,983 names will be listed on the Sept. 11 memorial, including six who died in the 1993 World Trade Center truck bombing.
That explains why some newspapers used 2,977 and some used 2,983. Wikipedia's entry for 9/11 casualties also lists the number at 2,977. But where did the 2,819 figure come from? I'm working on tracking that down. New York magazine used the same figure when it put the "official" number of fatalities at 2,819 as of Sept. 5, 2002. However, the magazine's new "Encyclopedia of 9/11" puts the current number of fatalities at 2,753, which is one more than the number of death certificates issued for the attacks as of 2005.
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The 25 most moving 9/11/11 front pages use type, color, photos, illustration to evoke memories

Just when I had started to give up on the staying power of Sunday papers, on Sept. 11, 2011, their front pages unsettled and resettled me. From Alabama to Hawaii, they evoked powerful, mixed emotions — desperation and determination; hatred … Read more

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How we started calling the former World Trade Center ‘ground zero’

The Commercial Appeal This time 10 years ago, "ground zero" was used to refer to the place where a nuclear explosion occurs, or the center of intense, violent change. On Sept. 11, 2001, AP National Writer Jerry Schwartz redefined it, writing, "Emergency vehicles flooded into lower Manhattan. No one knew what happened; the towers, target of a terrorist bombing in 1993, seemed to be ground zero once again." Schwartz, now an editor, tells The Commercial Appeal's Richard Morgan, "This is what we do. We choose words." Linguist Ben Zimmer suggests that "it may be time to retire 'ground zero' now that the site is about construction, not destruction." (AP style, by the way, has remained "ground zero," even now.) (more...)
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From Homer to 9/11, how storytelling charts our survival

To understand the power of 9/11 as story, consider a concept in screenwriting that Robert McKee describes as “the inciting incident,” the event that sets a story into action.

Once you grasp this storytelling strategy, you begin to recognize it … Read more

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How America’s news habits have changed in 10 years since 9/11

Although most Americans experienced the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, through their televisions, many chose to remember it with their newspapers.

On a Sunday night in May almost 10 years later, most Americans learned via TV that Osama bin … Read more

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Photo editors recall the images that moved them on 9/11

Time.com
Time magazine asked photo editors to pick the images that moved them as they selected images to capture the horror of 9/11. The slideshow has 22 images, with comments from the editors who chose them. In the accompanying article, Holly Hughes, editor of Photo District News, recalls images that weren't made by professional journalists -- the posters that went up around New York seeking information on the missing. “How those posters were made, the state of mind of the people who stood at Xerox machines to make copies, it’s too painful to contemplate," she said. "Those flyers stayed up around the city for weeks, through wind and rain, and became entwined with the sorrow and anxiety we carried with us day after day.” (more...)
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