It’s an annual milestone that fills us with awe and dread: September 11.
Media throughout New Jersey are grappling with the remembrances today, 12 years after thousands of people — including hundreds of New Jerseyans — perished in the attacks.
NJ News Commons covered the coverage in our weekly podcast. Sociology Professor Arnold Korotkin spoke of how September 11th anniversary reporting has shifted over the past 12 years. Today, other New Jersey media join us in remembering September 11, 2001: Georgette Gilmore writes of her personal memories on Baristanet; the top story on Red Bank Green is a slideshow flashing the names of locals who died in the attack against a black background. And NJTV leads with a story on security. The Record leads with two 9/11 stories.
WNYC/NJPR offers proof of how painfully fresh September 11th still is: Sarah Gonzalez reports that 12 years later, remains are still being delivered to families.
On New Jersey’s Patches, many in Monmouth County — which suffered heavy losses — led with the story. See Red Bank Patch here. Other North Jersey Patches had information on local remembrances on their home pages, but did not lead with the stories (see Summit Patch and Teaneck Patch). Patches in South Jersey, like Cherry Hill and Collingswood, had no 9/11 stories on their home pages.
Elsewhere the anniversary is secondary. NJ.com led with a story on the Autumn Pasquale murder, with two 9/11 stories featured on the home page. The Asbury Park Press home page leads with a story on Ashbritt overbilling; a September 11 anniversary guide is the fourth story.
Our full roundup here:
Podcast 9/10/2013: Covering Religion and 9/11 Anniversaries NJ News Commons*
9/11: I Remember Baristanet
Christie orders flags at half-staff to commemorate Sept. 11 Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Sept. 11 remembered: Reflections on a day of heartache Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Since 9/11, Officials Say Security Measures Have Gotten Better NJTV*
In Memory Red Bank Green*
Sept. 11 anniversary: Your guide to the day’s videos, photos, analysis and more Asbury Park Press
Memory of 9/11 still strong in North Jersey The Record
Ceremonies mark 9-11 anniversary [watch live] The Record
12 Years Later, 9-11 Remains Still Making Their Way to Families WNYC/NJPR
Teaneck To Mark 9/11 Anniversary Teaneck Patch
9/11 Observance to Be Held at Fire Department Summit Patch
Essex County Remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock Reservation Maplewood Patch
Remembering Those Lost to 9/11 Red Bank Patch
Paulsboro High remembers 9/11 Philadephia Inquirer
Popular Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Announces Resignation NJ Spotlight*
New Report Lists New Jersey’s Dirtiest Power Plants WBGO News
Watchdog: AshBritt overbilled for Sandy cleanup, report says Asbury Park Press
*Stories with asterisks are available for reposting through the NJ News Commons Story Exchange.