If you picked up your daily newspaper this morning, or logged on to your favorite news web site, you probably experienced prominent coverage of the 11th anniversary of the tragic attacks on 9/11.
However, two prominent New York City newspapers, the New York Times and the New York Post, failed to mention the anniversary at all on their front pages.
According to Margaret Sullivan, the public editor at the New York Times, “The pain, the outrage, the loss – these never fade. The amount of journalism, however, must.” Sullivan also refered to events like this as “anniversary journalism,” and wrote that the commemoration of these types of anniversaries force ”journalists to try to find the right balance between what readers think is appropriate and necessary and the lack of any actual news to drive the coverage.”
All the other major metropolitan newspapers in New York City mentioned 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks prominently on their front pages. Examples include the New York Daily News, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal and am New York, among others.
Here are the front pages of the New York Times and the New York Post. What do you think of their decision to omit the 11th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 entirely from their front pages? Comment below or drop us a line on our Facebook page.