Title: Covering the Attack
Author: Ed Hashey
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Annotation: A new consultant at the Wall Street Journal, the author was spending the week in New York City with his wife. He arrived at the World Trade Center just as the first plane hit and was caught outside as debris began to fall. He evacuated the area just after people started to leap from the upper floors of the first tower. He arrived back at his hotel room to find his wife waiting for him in tears. The site also includes links to other personal stories, ethics issues, visual journalism, reporting and coverage ideas, leading a newsroom, planning ahead, analysis of coverage, coping with the story, and online coverage.
Excerpt: I keep playing this back in my head. It just did not seem real, nor would I ever have imagined such a series of events happening this morning. It is true: Everything seemed to be in slow motion.
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