Friday, September 12, 2008
Anniversary of the 9/12 front pages
Today is the seventh anniversary of the front pages that covered the Sept. 11 attacks. The Freedom Forum has an archive of these pages. They make for interesting browsing.

The one here is from The News & Observer. (Click on the image for a better view.) The best story on the page is in the left-hand column. It's a wire story, told as a narrative, that gives an inside view of what it was like to be on the plane that hit the Pentagon. It was an exclusive story from The Washington Post.

The other stories (a roundup from the wires on the day's events and another about local reaction) are less compelling because similar stories were on television and the Web throughout the day of the attacks. Neither story told readers much beyond what they already knew.

That's something to consider if such news happens again.
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