posts about or somewhat related to ‘9/11’

Tribute in Light
WNYC is live streaming the 9/11 memorial service. 
Image: By Scott Hudson, via Wikipedia.

Tribute in Light

WNYC is live streaming the 9/11 memorial service. 

Image: By Scott Hudson, via Wikipedia.

I’ve long been grateful to The Onion for its September 26, 2001 issue. Most simply, it allowed me to smile again.
Pictured above from that issue (and with apologies to the source since I’ve forgotten where I downloaded it from): God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule and US Vows to Defeat Whoever it is We’re at War With.
In a 2004 interview, Zack Stalberg, Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and former Pulitzer Prize judge, told Editor & Publisher that he put The Onion up for consideration for the prize’s commentary category:

"As it went around the table, you could see that people were blown away by this work," Stalberg said about the entry, which included the paper’s mock Sept. 11 coverage. "But it was a little too different, a little too risky. I voted to make it a finalist, but nobody else did." 

I’ve long been grateful to The Onion for its September 26, 2001 issue. Most simply, it allowed me to smile again.

Pictured above from that issue (and with apologies to the source since I’ve forgotten where I downloaded it from): God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule and US Vows to Defeat Whoever it is We’re at War With.

In a 2004 interview, Zack Stalberg, Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and former Pulitzer Prize judge, told Editor & Publisher that he put The Onion up for consideration for the prize’s commentary category:

"As it went around the table, you could see that people were blown away by this work," Stalberg said about the entry, which included the paper’s mock Sept. 11 coverage. "But it was a little too different, a little too risky. I voted to make it a finalist, but nobody else did." 

Magazine covers, September 2001.

Via Society of Publication Designers.

Shan Carter and Amanda Cox of the New York Times explore the total financial cost of Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack ten years ago. In today’s dollar, their final tally is $3.3 trillion in and by the United States alone:

Al Qaeda spent roughly half a million dollars to destroy the World Trade Center and cripple the Pentagon. What has been the cost to the United States? In a survey of estimates by The New York Times, the answer is $3.3 trillion, or about $7 million for every dollar Al Qaeda spent planning and executing the attacks. While not all of the costs have been borne by the government — and some are still to come — this total equals one-fifth of the current national debt.

The interactive from which the above screenshot is taken explores war (and future war) funding, homeland security, economic consequences, veterans care and actual physical damage from the attacks.

Shan Carter and Amanda Cox of the New York Times explore the total financial cost of Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack ten years ago. In today’s dollar, their final tally is $3.3 trillion in and by the United States alone:

Al Qaeda spent roughly half a million dollars to destroy the World Trade Center and cripple the Pentagon. What has been the cost to the United States? In a survey of estimates by The New York Times, the answer is $3.3 trillion, or about $7 million for every dollar Al Qaeda spent planning and executing the attacks. While not all of the costs have been borne by the government — and some are still to come — this total equals one-fifth of the current national debt.

The interactive from which the above screenshot is taken explores war (and future war) funding, homeland security, economic consequences, veterans care and actual physical damage from the attacks.

The Sky Cowboys
"You need to have a very unique trait inside, to go running out on the iron," says Kevin Sabbagh, 24, a fifth-generation ironworker known as Woogie. "You have to be able to block out how high up in the air you are. … My partner and I, we look down every once in a while. We look, we chuckle and say, ‘Wow,’ and we go back to work."
This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features the ironworkers building One World Trade Center. On the Web they also have this great audio slide show with photography from Damon Winter.

The Sky Cowboys

"You need to have a very unique trait inside, to go running out on the iron," says Kevin Sabbagh, 24, a fifth-generation ironworker known as Woogie. "You have to be able to block out how high up in the air you are. … My partner and I, we look down every once in a while. We look, we chuckle and say, ‘Wow,’ and we go back to work."

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features the ironworkers building One World Trade Center. On the Web they also have this great audio slide show with photography from Damon Winter.

The PBS 9/11 Video Quilt
PBS’ Newshour is asking its viewers to submit videos via its YouTube channel on what’s changed in America since 9/11.
Via Newshour:

If you would like to add your voice, there is still plenty of time. We’ve put together five questions about your take on the effects of 9/11. We’d like you to record a 90-second video response and submit it via YouTube. We’ll feature some responses in our online Video Quilt and on the NewsHour broadcast.

Since this is the Internet it would be fascinating if the project wasn’t so US-centric (read: someone should hop on that idea) but kudos nonetheless.
View the quilt in process.
Instructions for submitting.
H/T: Nieman Lab

The PBS 9/11 Video Quilt

PBS’ Newshour is asking its viewers to submit videos via its YouTube channel on what’s changed in America since 9/11.

Via Newshour:

If you would like to add your voice, there is still plenty of time. We’ve put together five questions about your take on the effects of 9/11. We’d like you to record a 90-second video response and submit it via YouTube. We’ll feature some responses in our online Video Quilt and on the NewsHour broadcast.

Since this is the Internet it would be fascinating if the project wasn’t so US-centric (read: someone should hop on that idea) but kudos nonetheless.

View the quilt in process.

Instructions for submitting.

H/T: Nieman Lab

This is a momentous occasion, a momentous anniversary. We want to, particularly for our own staff, make sure everybody is conforming to certain spellings and definitions.

David Minthorn, the AP’s Deputy Standards Editor, said that the style guide’s size is unusual for being tied to a single news story, but 9/11 made it necessary.