A look at what made some of today’s front pages.
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, NYT didn’t run a single story on its front page. The centerpiece was an article about the teachers’ unions strike taking place in Chicago.
WSJ took a similar route. It led with the strike and nearly not a single mention of the 9/11 anniversary on its front page. Except (!) an ad at the bottom of the page by Citi bank that says “In rememberance, 9/11/01.”
Third time’s no charm. The front page of the New York Post didn’t feature any 9/11 stories either. Instead there was a story about a sex scandal at a girls’ private school and photos of celebrity couple Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez.
Breaking the mold (barely) is WaPo. Like WSJ and NYT, WaPo‘s centerpiece was a story about the teachers’ strike in Chicago but down at the bottom left corner is a reference to 9/11. There’s a photo of the Twin Towers after they were both hit by planes a tease for a story about hospitals lacking safeguards for “dirty bomb” materials, “Eleven years after 9/11.”
Finally, we meet today’s front page of USA Today with the phrase “Remembering 9/11” in blue font underneath its top banner. The centerpiece: “As time passes, how should we mark the day?” It’s accompanied by a large photo of two women visiting the 9/11 memorial in New York City. The story on the Chicago strike was placed below the fold.
The most glowing tribute on the anniversary comes on the front of the Daily News. The full front page is a skyline photogrph of the 9/11 memorial and the construction of the new World Trade Center. The headline reads, “Remember them: On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, we salute those we lost.”