How do you mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? For some papers in the cities where the attacks took place, the answer is subtle: It's time to move on. At The New York Times and the New York Post, Sept. 11, 2012, is just another day. Both papers ignored the anniversary entirely on their front pages. New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote in a blog post Tuesday
, "The pain, the outrage, the loss – these never fade. The amount of journalism, however, must." Sullivan spoke with two Times editors who noted the difficulty of “anniversary journalism.” (Sullivan will be participating in a live chat on this topic today at 2:30 ET. You can join the chat below or here
“You look for an angle that has news value,” Deputy Metropolitan Editor Wendell Jamieson told her, “and you ask can we mark this day in a creative, exciting and journalistically meaningful way.”
In an appearance on "Morning Joe" last month, New York Times editor Jill Abramson acknowledged that the Times is "less of a New York paper
than it was when I was growing up here and addicted to reading it."