Newspaper Research Journal

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter

9/11 Attack Coverage Reveals Similarities, Differences
On Sept. 11, 2001, continuous coverage by television networks of the most aggressive terrorist attack on America to date began within seconds of the 8:45 a.m. EST initial plane crash into the North Tower of World Trade Center. Daily newspapers delivered...
CNN
In some ways, Rose Arce was uniquely qualified to cover the events of Sept. 11. As a WCBS-TV reporter, she had covered the World Trade Center bombing on Feb. 26, 1993. She had shared a Pulitzer Prize with colleagues for a subway crash story she had...
Courtroom Access Principles Apply to Deportation Hearings
Few post-Sept. 11 security measures have been as damaging to the press' ability to inform the American public as the Justice Department's closure of some deportation proceedings for reasons of national security. Despite Immigration and Naturalization...
Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis
Malaise is not a condition you connect with New York City. Xenophobic, sure. Outrageous, Yup. Dirty. Noisy. Rude. Pushy. Uh, huh. Independent, feisty and cocksure. You bet. But these qualities all embody energy in one form or another, and when...
How Newspapers Decided to Run Disturbing 9/11 Photos
On Sept. 11, 2001, photography editors had the challenge of editing hundreds of disturbing photographs that documented the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. Faced with this monumental breaking news story, the editors had to choose...
I Was No Different Than Most Americans, Glued to My Set as the Carnage of Sept. 11 and Its Ensuing Developments Unfolded before My Eyes
I was no different than most Americans, glued to my set as the carnage of Sept. 11 and its ensuing developments unfolded before my eyes. Watching reporters as they tried valiantly to provide sane and reasoned coverage even though they looked as if...
KTVL 10 News-Making a Difference
My station sent me along with close to 1,000 Oregonians who packed their bags, with little notice and headed to New York City just weeks after the attacks. The people of "Flight for Freedom" arrived with money in hand to pump life back into the Manhattan...
Local, Network TV News Shows Significant Gains
Sept. 11, 2001, touched every aspect of American society. It destroyed lives and devastated families. It ravaged property, wiped out businesses and crippled the American economy. Sept. 11 changed the President's agenda, reordered the priorities of...
Milwaukeee Journal Sentinel
Like every other newspaper in America, we worked non-stop for weeks to cover and keep up with the tragic events associated with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and in Washington, D.C. It's the biggest news story in a generation or more,...
NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
Tower 1 was struck shortly before I boarded my commuter train in North Jersey for my ride to work. Tower 2 was hit not long after, and I watched the towers burn as my train moved slowly across the Meadowlands near Giants Stadium. By the time I arrived...
News 8 Austin
When I arrived at New York's Kennedy airport on Sept. 11, 1998, from Tehran, Iran, I knew full well the danger posed to the United States from rogue nations. I have seen post war Bosnia, and I have seen post war Beirut, but nothing could have prepared...
Newsday
At a meeting on the afternoon of Sept. 11, Newsday editors decided that "The Lost" would be a centerpiece of the paper's coverage of the attack on the World Trade Center and its aftermath. It began running on Sept. 13--two days before any similar effort...
News Media Perpetuate Few Rumors about 9/11 Crisis
In times of crisis, people turn to the media for guidance. They want to know what happened, what is happening, and what might happen. They want to know what to do and what others are doing to alleviate the crisis. They seek solace. (1) On Sept. 11,...
Newspaper Editorials Follow Lead of Bush Administration
On Sept. 20, 2001, in his address before the U.S. Congress and a national television audience, President George W. Bush began to lay out his administration's plans for a "war on terrorism." (1) Included in this address were claims that the conflict...
Newspapers Played Major Role in Terrorism Coverage
Much has been written and said about television's coverage of the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001, but a national survey by Ohio University and the Scripps Howard News Service shows that newspapers also played an important role. The event was made...
Newspapers Slow to Use Web Sites for 9/11 Coverage
The tragic events unfolding on Sept. 11 presented a unique, although unfortunate, opportunity for local newspaper Web sites to provide their readers with much needed information. They had three major chances on this day to attract and maintain readers....
NRJ Endnote Examples
Notes (1.) Kathleen A. Hansen, Mark Neuzil, and Jean Ward, "Newsroom Topic Teams: Journalists' Assessments of Effects on News Routines and Newspaper Quality" (paper presented at AEJMC Chicago, Ill., August 1997). [If paper was presented at AEJMC,...
Orlando Sentinel
As it does with communities and nations, tragedy brings out the best in journalists. They pull together with a single focus. That happened last Tuesday with the 9/11 message that collapsed the World Trade Center towers and part of the Pentagon,...
Post 9/11 Arab American Coverage Avoids Stereotypes
As news organizations mobilized to cover the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Arab Americans suddenly showed up on the news agenda. Even before it was determined that the hijackers were Arab Muslims who had lived in the United States varying lengths of time,...
Post, Times Highlight Government's War Efforts
Terrorist acts such as the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, the TWA Flight 847 hijacking in 1985 and the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 have long increased public awareness and consciousness of terrorism. Opinion polls taken before the Sept. 11 attacks...
Reflections on an American Tragedy: Media Studies of September 11, 2001. (Editors' Comments)
The phone rang. It was just before nine in the morning, and I was asleep. That voice at the other end belonged to office mate, Rich Landesberg. Also a broadcast journalist, he hung up as soon as he'd given me the information I needed, done his live...
Television Exposure Not Predictive of Terrorism Fear
At least since the RKO Mercury Theater production of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, communication scholars have been interested in the media's ability to generate fright. (1) Some have suggested that exposure to television content such as violent programs...
The Tampa Tribune
Here's what they can't teach you in journalism school about something as numbing as Sept. 11. You're human. And if you're ever called upon to cover a story as wrenching as this one, you'll have a perfectly human reaction to what you're heard and seen....
The Washington Post
It was the beginning of an ordinary day turned extraordinary when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and then in our own backyard, the Pentagon. Bo Jones, publisher: It would be impossible to name the special efforts performed ...
Within 3 Hours, 97 Percent Learn about 9/11 Attacks
The terrorist acts of Sept. 11 riveted the attention of the nation as hijacked commercial airliners hit first one tower and then the second tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York. Given the magnitude of the attacks and the location in...