The Mario Blog
09.11.2011—6pm
Remembrances of 9-11: some special packages
Update #2: Monday, Sept. 12, Copenhagen, Denmark, 07:15

TAKEAWAY: Newspapers and magazines globally worked on special presentations for the 10th anniversary of 9-11. We show you several that called our attention, although we are sure there are many others that excelled.

TAKEAWAY: Newspapers and magazines globally worked on special presentations for the 10th anniversary of 9-11. We show you several that called our attention, although we are sure there are many others that excelled.

The Daily: showing what a news app can do well

blog post image

blog post image

blog post image

blog post image

With the 9-11 remembrance coverage, The Daily, the first newspaper specifically created for the tablet, has turned the page and shown us what is possible to enhance storytelling in the new platform.

We are impressed by the depth of the coverage, but also how the story of 9-11 has been presented through a variety of genres, from regular narratives to audio, video and simple informational graphics that emphasize the numbers in the story.

Very special, indeed, is a video presentation of how the new construction of the Twin Towers is taking place, with the main engineer on the project walking us through the specifics of how new concrete created for the construction of the new towers is different, stronger and more resistant to impact.

There is also a 360 view of the new construction site.

Front pages with impact

Our Reed Reibstein, art director/project manager at Garcia Media, selects these good front pages that dared to be different with the way they used typography, illustration and created a “feeling” for the story.

blog post image
The Virginian Pilot, USA

blog post image
The Toronto Star, Canada

blog post image
The Salt Lake Tribune, USA

blog post image
The Star Ledger, USA

blog post image
The Commercial Appeal, USA

blog post image
Publico, Portugal

blog post image
Naples Daily News, USA

blog post image
West Hawaii Times, USA

From the Gulf Region

It is always interesting to see how foreign newspapers, especially in the Gulf Region cover the 9-11 story. Adonis Durado, design director of Times of Oman/Al Shabiba, sends us the package his team put together.

blog post image
Times of Oman, Muscat, Oman

blog post image
Image created for the front pages of both the English and Arabic language dailies, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba (used below)

blog post image
Front page of Al Shabiba (Oman)

And here is front page of today’s Gulf News (United Arab Emirates):

blog post image

Bild in Germany

blog post image

Frank Deville sends us these images from Bild am Sonntag in a special package about 9-11 coverage.

In Germany, Bild moved its top editorial team to New York City to present the story from its geographic source.
Frank sends the Monday print pages, as well as the ones published Sunday.

blog post image
Monday front page: headline reads “Ten Years Later: God Bless America”

image
Page reads: AT 8:46 America stood still

In the Sunday newspaper, special pages were presented as well.blog post image

We show you some of those pages here. Front page opens with a headline that reads: “The day that has never ended”.

blog post image

blog post image

blog post image

blog post image

image

From the Bild app: reporting from Ground Zero

Tap and see mini stories about those familiar images that we saw 9-11: how were their lives transformed?

blog post image
Pop up graphic about the Twin Towers

Ground Zero: the 3D view

3D view from the top of the World Trade Center

“The heart of New York City starts beating again”

blog post image
The evolution of Manhattan: from then to now

Postscript on 9-11

I know that we all have been more than saturated with stories commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and I did hesitate before posting a Monday blog on the subject. However, since the mission of this space is to bring examples of work that is well done, I did not want the examples above to go ignored.

And, finally, spending the anniversary of 9-11 while travelling abroad can be an education: you learn to keep your US passport out of view, or not displayed too prominently; and you read foreign newspapers with their take of the story. Indeed, front page coverage of the story everywhere, with essays and commentaries from London to Madrid and in between. Overall, headlines like “US: The Lost Decade” , or “Not a super power anymore? The lessons of 9-11.” About Obama’s statement that America is stronger: Not so, says the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, adding “can we say that it is, considering its current financial situation?”. An editorial cartoon in London’s The Independent shows a tattered US flag dragged down by the letters that spell ECONOMY, and a visual reference to the fact that today’s economic crisis is the US”s new 9-11.

Of related interest

Remembering 9-11: learning the real meaning of change
http://www.garciamedia.com/blog/articles/remembering_9-11_learning_the_real_meaning_of_change

TheMarioBlog post #853
Blog Post09.22.2017—4am
Mexican earthquake: front pages tell the story
Blog Post09.21.2017—1am
Saying adios to The Village Voice in print
Blog Post09.20.2017—1am
Vogue in print: “point of view, attitude”
Blog Post09.19.2017—1am
The Boston Scene
Blog Post09.18.2017—1am
Thoughts on print: still here, still full of surprises, worthy of attention
Blog Post09.15.2017—1am
New report: For publishers, Facebook is no revenue panacea
Blog Post09.14.2017—1am
Smartphones and web traffic: where the action is
Blog Post09.13.2017—1am
Paris Match: a good visit and big plans
Blog Post09.12.2017—1am
Irma: the morning after
Blog Post09.11.2017—3am
Irma: the bad girl on every front page
Blog Post09.08.2017—1am
Type Magazine: the new Roger Black project
Blog Post09.06.2017—1am
Linear storytelling for mobile: a good example
Blog Post09.05.2017—1am
For Le Journal de Montreal: article page acts like home page, sort of
Blog Post09.01.2017—1am
Facebook the new front page?
Blog Post08.31.2017—1am
When it comes to news, “designer labels” can make the difference
Blog Post08.30.2017—1am
Those fabulous print glossy ads
Blog Post08.29.2017—1am
From here and there: what the email basket brings
Blog Post08.28.2017—1am
Why I would show this Times Mag cover to my class
Blog Post08.24.2017—1am
A caricature for the ages
Blog Post08.23.2017—1am
It was the day Americans looked up!
Blog Post08.22.2017—1am
It was all about the solar eclipse of the century
Blog Post08.21.2017—1am
A day without local news? In Minnesota, readers experience it
Blog Post08.18.2017—1am
The good news about print (in the USA)
Blog Post08.17.2017—1am
What’s your lead story right this minute?
Blog Post08.16.2017—1am
Panama’s La Prensa: workshop digital media, day 2
Blog Post08.15.2017—1am
Panama’s La Prensa: digital workshop
Blog Post08.14.2017—1am
Millennials still like their Facebook
Blog Post08.11.2017—1am
All about the Eclipse: the Times nailed it.
Blog Post08.10.2017—1am
It’s the Monocle printed newspaper again
Blog Post08.09.2017—1am
Who pays for news, and who believes the news? Report tells us
Blog Post08.08.2017—1am
Workshops: linear visual storytelling
Blog Post08.07.2017—1am
For newspaper print editions: the power of the headline
Blog Post08.04.2017—1am
Behold the iPad: it’s still part of the media quintet
Blog Post08.03.2017—1am
At the NYTimes: push for customized content moves forward
Blog Post08.02.2017—1am
The Mooch’s quick departure on the front pages
Blog Post08.01.2017—1am
At The New York Times: aggressively pushing digital subscriptions
Blog Post07.31.2017—1am
Thoughts while on vacation
Blog Post07.14.2017—1am
Local newspapers, new digital strategies that work
Blog Post07.13.2017—1am
The Donald Jr. Russian story: It’s somewhere on that front page
Blog Post07.12.2017—1am
Ecuador: where print still dominates
Contact us with speaking requests, questions or to discuss a project.