This article talks about how terrorism completely changed the media and the news is all over it. Terrorism is supposedly the highest agenda on the media with a 135%. The information was collected by ADT research, which publishes the tyndall report. The article also says that according to ADT’s data, “the numbers of minutes devoted to the foreign policy was up 102%, Coverage of armed conflict rose 69% And coverage of terrorism rose 135%”.(Pew) In a sense i can see how after an attack on the twin towers killing thousands, that the news for terrorism would skyrocket. It does surprise me that the terrorism rose all the way up to 135% and being the most talked subject on the news than others such as armed conflict or generic crimes. MLA Citation: Pew Research Center. “How 9-11 Changed the Evening News.” Pew Research Center's Journalism Project, 11 Sept. 2006, www.journalism.org/2006/09/11/how-9-11-changed-the-evening-news/.
Summary and Reflection: In this article, the author writes about how we might forget the 9/11 attack in the near future. The nation’s lawmakers have nothing less than a moral obligation to renew the health care and compensation programs for the thousands of 9/11 responders and volunteers that are severely stricken from their long labors at ground zeroes infernal pile of devastation. The fact that 9/11 happened in the first place is truly a shame. It would be an even greater shame if we forget what happened on 9/11 in the first place because how many people died to get away from the fires in the building. Not to mention all the first responders that died in the fires trying to rescue the citizens. MLA Citation: “Opinion | Will We Always Remember 9/11?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/opinion/will-we-always-remember-9-11.html.
This was a collection of photos showing images of the attacks from 9/11. It was put together by Kent Kobelsteen of Time magazine and he arranged them in sequential order. One can see the planes flying into the twin towers, the immediate impact on the building, followed by flames, chaos, and eventual collapse of the buildings. Afterwards, he included photos of citizens and the images of horror on their faces. The images were incredibly powerful and hard to watch. In some pictures, it shows the aftermath which is essentially just rubble and dust. The materials and building furniture appears charred and burnt. I will have a hard time shaking images of people choosing to jump from high up than burn or go down with the building. The smoke and soot seemed terrible and was especially on display with a guy in a suit carrying his briefcase covered in dust and debris. He is holding a handkerchief over his face trying to filter air into his lungs and appears to be bleeding or look zombie-like. MLA Citation: “9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most.” Time, Time, time.com/3449480/911-the-photographs-that-moved-them-most/.
This is one very interesting TED talk. Two mothers on very different sides of the 9/11 attacks came together for this powerful message. Phyllis Rodriguez’s son was killed in one of the towers attacked on September 11th, 2001. In an interesting twist, she formed a relationship with one of the accused attackers mothers and found some common footing which ultimately led to healing. I found this talk really unique. It’s not very often we forgive those who wronged us, let alone take our son or daughter’s lives. I think this is a powerful message about forgiveness, even if the mother didn’t murder her son. It’s also important because it shows that we need communication to heal and overcome tragedies in life. MLA Citation: el-Wafi, Aicha, and Phyllis Rodriguez. “The Mothers Who Found Forgiveness, Friendship.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, 12 June 2010, www.ted.com/talks/9_11_healing_the_mothers_who_found_forgiveness_friendship.
The announcement is only 30 seconds long with a woman who survived the 9/11 attack on the towers. She was on the 65th floor and she survived but most of her colleagues didn’t. She said that she appreciates life more because of this horrific event. I believe that this announcement changed a couple people across the U.S and made others that lost a loved one relive the terrifying event and moreover caused them to break down and cry. The PSA may have been words of encouragement but, two years might be a little too soon for the light hearted. MLA Citation: "9/11 Public Service Announcement: Earlyne Alexander." Public Service Announcement. NBCUniversal Media. 3 Sep. 2013. NBC Learn. Web. 12 August 2017.
Similar to the photojournalism, the artwork was a collection of images pertaining to 9/11. There was approximately 20 pieces of various artwork including sculptures, charcoal drawings, acrylics, items collected and turned into pieces, etc. One sculpture made a piece of a life sized person falling a building while others used tones and colors to capture the moods surrounding the terrible events. Many of the pieces were centered around various images of the towers. Artwork has the benefit of being processed by people. It’s the outward manifestation of inward thought and emotion and created for a purpose to capture a moment or feeling. I actually enjoyed the artwork more than the pictures as they seemed to say even more than simple photos were. I had to process what was going on. I found a receipt and leaf that had survived the attacks so moving. Another drawing of first responders like firemen, police, and doctors showing sorrow on their face left a lasting impression. MLA Citation: “Artistic Responses to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks – in Pictures.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 2 Sept. 2016, www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/sep/02/september-11-art-photos.