With a very compelling narration of George W. Bush, the video shows disturbing footage of the attack from different angles with everyone’s horrid reaction. Additionally, it shows the patriotism of America during the aftermath and recovery with Bush behind a megaphone to announce that no such attack shall affect the pride of the nation. This form of media, giving a moving visual with audio from a powerful person, really grabs the audience's attention. It’s a perfect combination to see what’s happening and also to listen to powerful narration. This type of source is great in almost every situation.
This is a live breaking news coverage starting when the first plane crashed, to the crash in the pentagon. During the live feed, there are some witnesses on the line talking about what they were and are observing. There’s also a live heart-warming response from president Bush. This form of media best represents the reactions of a wide variety of people such as the news anchors, civilians, and the president. Additionally, there is plenty of live visuals to see what happening. Watching this type of video can make you relive to the moment when the attacks were actually if you lived to that point. If you haven’t, it will inform you what the immediate reactions were.
This is a story of a mom during the attacks at 9/11. Throughout the article, she always mentions, “everyone can do something”. She uses this when referencing the help the Americans gave to the victims or firefighters. For example, the children making cookies for the police or the line of many people donating blood. Many years later, she mentions that she and her family are now very much involved in the behaviors of international affairs and terrorism. It’s clear that her message is to inform everyone that no one is insignificant, and you can always help. This type of media focuses on a specific person’s story rather than just the usual broad display.
These are 9/11 audio recordings released 10 years after the attack. The recordings are of a couple passengers on the planes, a hijacker on one of the planes, and some flight control officers. Hearing these recordings gives a first person perspective of the tragedy, and makes the listener really understand what was going on, opposed to a story being altered by an author. Most personal part is when a passenger wails, “we’re all gonna die here”. It’s very sad to imagine exactly what the passengers were thinking on the final moments on the planes.
A boy is on his dad’s back happily giving a rose to a firefighter during a memorial service on the 9th year anniversary of 9/11. This can represent the the knowledge of the future generation showing the sympathy from an event they didn't even experience. The picture symbolizes the prevention of such an attack in the upcoming years. In this case, the picture is open to interpretation on what exactly the child is thinking.
This is a news article the day after the attack. It includes about the summary of the attack, hypothesizing possible motives behind the attack, how America should respond after, and sending grievances to the fallen ones. This style of media forces you to picture the nature of the attack as it is being described with your imagination. However, the news article comes with a couple of pictures so you can envision the events that happened before and after each picture. For ones that are not comfortable seeing very destructive visuals, this is the best type of source.