At Ground Zero: Young Reporters who Were There Tell Their Stories
Chris Bull, Sam Erman
Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002 - History - 404 pages
The young reporters featured in this book were in the midst of a tragedy that most Americans felt deeply if from a distance. Amongst them are contributors from Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, The Advocate, Stars and Stripes, CNN, Reuters, the Stuyvesant Standard, Yomiuri Shimbun, India Abroad, the Columbia News Service, and more. Their powerful stories and individual experiences are personal in their details but universal in their impact. Many contributors were at the scene of the collapse, and all describe the anger, thrills, terror, depression, and redemption that accompanied their coverage. They relate who they interviewed, what they photographed, and how they presented the information they uncovered to editors and readers. Here, a Fox News telecaster describes her heartbreaking work interviewing victims' families. An NPR radio correspondent records the sounds of crowds fleeing the collapse while a New York Daily News photographer is buried in rubble. South Asian- and Middle Eastern-Americans terrified by potential repercussions speak to a Newsday reporter, and a Columbia Journalism School student presents articles written while planning to drop out of journalism school because of the trauma. Like most Americans, these writers are not seasoned war correspondents. Instead, they are smart, articulate, sensitive adults writing personal stories, memoirs in miniature, of their coming-of-age as journalists during a time of national tribulation.
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At ground zero: young reporters who were there tell their storiesUser Review - Book Verdict
In the aftermath of September 11, publishers have released a plethora of books on the event, most of which have been glossy tributes to the victims and rescue workers. This work provides a somewhat different perspective of that horrific day. Edited by Bull, a writer for the Advocate and coauthor of Perfect Enemies, and Erman, an editor at Thunder's Mouth Press, this is a collection of heartfelt narratives told by journalism students and fledgling reporters not seasoned professionals who contribute to various publications, including Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, and many more. From the chilling and poignant diary notes of Petra Bartosiewicz in "From Nightmare to Redemption" to Chris Williams's moving "Facing the Fear," these firsthand accounts offer a glimpse into how these young reporters coped with and wrote about this terrifying attack on the nation, as well as its emotional consequences. Although worthwhile for anyone wanting to read more about September 11, this collection is most suitable for journalism school, academic, and larger public libraries. Donna Marie Smith, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., FL ...
Review: At Ground Zero: 25 Stories from Young Reporters Who Were ThereUser Review - Goodreads
When I started reading this book, I found it fascinating because it was full of first-hand accounts by reporters who had been at Grounds Zero on the day of and days following the 9-11 attacks. It was ...