Title

The day the media buried competition.

Poster Number

40

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, the American way of life was changed forever. Four hijacked planes were used as tactical weapons against the United States of America. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center, another one into the Pentagon, and the last into the Pennsylvania countryside. Within minutes of the first plane crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, mayhem erupted on the streets below. With everything to lose, journalists gave the public what it desperately needed. They provided a taste of what it felt like to be in New York City that day. They put the public into a New York fireman's hat. They provided the gut-wrenching footage that made us understand how it felt to pull a human body out of the rubble, or to be clutching a fellow New Yorker on the streets watching the tragedy unfold. The drama was unprecedented, and so was the cooperation between reporters, photographers and news organizations. Especially during the first two chaotic days, news organizations put aside traditional rivalries and helped each other get out the news. This 9/11 case study will focus on how members of the news media joined forces on that fateful day to provide some of the most unforgettable images and statements our country has ever witnessed.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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The day the media buried competition.

Pacific Geosciences Center

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, the American way of life was changed forever. Four hijacked planes were used as tactical weapons against the United States of America. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center, another one into the Pentagon, and the last into the Pennsylvania countryside. Within minutes of the first plane crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, mayhem erupted on the streets below. With everything to lose, journalists gave the public what it desperately needed. They provided a taste of what it felt like to be in New York City that day. They put the public into a New York fireman's hat. They provided the gut-wrenching footage that made us understand how it felt to pull a human body out of the rubble, or to be clutching a fellow New Yorker on the streets watching the tragedy unfold. The drama was unprecedented, and so was the cooperation between reporters, photographers and news organizations. Especially during the first two chaotic days, news organizations put aside traditional rivalries and helped each other get out the news. This 9/11 case study will focus on how members of the news media joined forces on that fateful day to provide some of the most unforgettable images and statements our country has ever witnessed.