My example of a Journalistic news article is a New York Times newspaper article the day after 9/11. It is on the terror attack the happened the day before, with facts about how, and why it was done. It is from the viewpoint of an American citizen, and it talks about how most people reacted to the terrorist attack. It includes 4 photos; one of the attack in action, two of the aftermath of the attack, and one of a person who was affected of the attack. I chose this news article because I was moved by the photos, which are showing an upclose example of what really happened. Not only did I chose this article for the photos, but because there are many different articles in this one newspaper, all talking about how this happened, how it affected America and its people, and guesses on how the terrorists actually planned and followed through with the attack. MLA Citation: Kleinfeld, N.R., et al. "The New York Times." The New York Times Web Archive, The New York Times, 12 Sept. 2001, archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/9-11imagemap.html?pagewanted=all. Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.
My example of an opinion article is another New York Times about how the author feels that we might not ‘always remember’ 9/11, even though 9/11’s motto is ‘never forget’. The author's main point of the opinion article is the nation’s lawmakers are now obligated to renew the health care and compensation programs for the 9/11 responders and volunteers that were affected by the labor at ground zero of the devastation. I chose this opinion article because the author really focuses on something other than the attack itself, which is the point of an opinion article - to not focus on the main point. The author focuses on health care of the people who helped clean up the mess of the terrorist attacks. He states that most to all of the helpers have or will contract cancer due to all the toxins in the area of the twin towers. He feels like the only thing we will ‘never forget’ is the sickness the cleanup crew has gotten since the terrorist attack. MLA Citation: The Editorial Board. "Opinion | Will We Always Remember 9/11?" The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia, 11 Sept. 2015, www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/opinion/will-we-always-remember-9-11.html. Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.
My example of photojournalism is a 22 colored - photograph slideshow of the before, during, and after of the twin towers on 9/11. The pictures are to show the devastation this terrorist attack caused to the Twin Towers and the people of New York. The 22 pictures consist of the Towers themselves, the inside of the towers, the Firefighters trying to help people, smoke, and mostly the people of New York. I chose this photojournalism piece from Time magazine because they have photos to really capture everything that happened that day. The photos that really impacted me were the 3 photos of people who were jumping off the top of the Twin Towers, committing suicide. MLA Citation: TIME Photo Department. "9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most." TIME | Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates, 8 Sept. 2011, time.com/3449480/911-the-photographs-that-moved-them-most/. Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.
And my final source is of an interview with a 9/11 survivor - Deborah Weiss. The interview starts off with simple questions, such as “where were you during the attack” and “what was the aftermath of the attack like.” After a couple more simple questions, it transferred into more opinion and political questions, such as “Have these lessons been reflected in national security and counterterrorism policies following the recommendations of both the 9/11 Commission Report and its recent 2014 update?” I chose this interview because of the inside story Deborah gives about her day on 9/11. SHe gives a terrifying story about hearing a noise so loud it cannot be matched. She thought it was just the daily noises of New York, until she heard another. She decided to turn on the TV and realized two planes have hit both towers. The tower started shaking and without thinking the only thing she decided to leave with was her cat. She grabbed a box, put the cat in it, and started to run. She remembers looking out her window and seeing nothing but black. She thought she was being bombed. She remembers running into the lobby of her building and seeing people grieving, and a lot of smoke. She learned all the smoke was from the first building collapsing. Then all she remembers is a police officer coming in, telling them they have to leave NOW. She ran along the water until the coast guard appeared and they sailed away. The last thing she remembers is looking back at the damage in complete disbelief, and she said prayers for the deceased. MLA Citation: Gordon, Jerry. "A Survivor of 9/11 Speaks: An Interview with Deborah Weiss, Esq." New English Review, Sept. 2014, www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/167461/sec_id/167461. Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.
My example for a documentary is a 2 hour movie about the day America had its worst terrorist attack. 9/11: The Twin Towers is a television special documentary which uses reenactments and computer-generated imagery to recreate a minute-by-minute account of what happened inside the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City during the September 11 attacks. I chose this documentary not just because of its amazing imagery and reenactments, but because it tells the story of 9/11 from many different people’s point of view. It tells the story from the eyes of Frank De Martini, a construction manager of the World Trade Center; Christine Olender, who is in charge of a conference at Windows on the World, a restaurant on the 106th floor of the North Tower; Harry Ramos and Hong Zhu, two workers who were on the 87th floor when American 11 hit; Jay Jonas, Captain of Ladder 6, one of several New York firemen who went into the North Tower to save trapped workers; Al Smith and Jan Demczur, who were trapped in an elevator car in the North Tower along with several other workers; Stanley Praimnath, who worked at Fuji Bank on the 81st floor of the South Tower; and Alayne Gentul, who was Director of Human Resources at Private Banker's Fiduciary Trust. All of these people told the story if their own different way, but they all had something in common: they were all terrified. MLA Citation: 9/11: The Twin Towers. Directed by Richard Dale, Perf. Terence Stamp. 2006. Discovery Channel, 2006.
This painting by Alessandro Cedroni is of the disaster of 9/11. In front and center, there is a Fireman crying over the devastating attack that has happened that day. In the bottom right, there is an American flag flying low, to show grief for what has happened. In the top right you can see that the first plane has already hit and the building is smoking, and the second plane is flying in to hit the other tower. And finally, on the left side, you can see a person falling to their death, symbolizing the many people who committed suicide that day. I chose this painting because it really captures everything that happened that day. The plane attack on the tower, the death of many people, and the grieving of the American people. MLA Citation: Cedroni, Alessandro. 9 11. N.d. AbsoluteArt, n.p.