Here are the front pages of the newspaper I work for, the York Daily Record/Sunday News, from September 12, 2001, and this morning. I note proudly the great work by my newsroom colleagues on both of these editions. In 2001, they had all day and night to produce a comprehensive report on the day's shattering news. Last night, they had well under two hours to tear up the front page and coordinate strong reporting, editing and design for the new front page.
How many copies of the 2001 York Daily Record are still in existence and are kept safely in drawers, closets, attics, etc.?
And how many copies of either of these newspapers will still exist 50 years from now? Plenty, I'm guessing. It's fairly easy to find copies of significant newspapers from World War II and the moon landing, for example. These are the significant keepsake newspapers of our time, and they will be kept and passed along to future generations.
Here's an article from Poynter on today's national newspaper front pages. It also includes links to other newspaper galleries related to the September 11 attacks.
And here's a link to today's best photo, from the New York Times, of reaction to yesterday's news.
Also: My column on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 for the York Daily Record/Sunday News.