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

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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.

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The Virginian Pilot, USA

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The Toronto Star, Canada

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The Salt Lake Tribune, USA

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The Star Ledger, USA

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The Commercial Appeal, USA

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Publico, Portugal

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Naples Daily News, USA

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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.

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Times of Oman, Muscat, Oman

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

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Front page of Al Shabiba (Oman)

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

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Bild in Germany

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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.

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

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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”.

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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?

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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”

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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

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