The 20th Anniversary of 9/11…

Never Forget.

Seems like all my fellow New Yorker friends and acquaintances are once again busy posting their 9/11 memories on social media today. Lots of “Never Forget” comments and photos of the Monument of Light that every year seems to pierce the stratosphere from lower Manhattan, representing the two absent towers at the World Trade Center. It’s all completely understandable. It’s our generation’s JFK assassination moment; “Where were you when..?” Some of my friends were down there on the day, some …

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Was 9/11 Television’s last great exclusive on a truly global event?

Last Friday’s #DigitalLunch was ostensibly about 9/11, and the effects it has had on society, or at least how society has changed in the meantime. Whether those changes were consequential or not is a moot point. Certainly in the realm of human communication technology and culture have never been more closely entwined. Blogs in 2001 did exist, but they had yet to find a broad cultural or political purpose. The traumatic events of that morning and afternoon in the US …

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#DigitalLunch: How has 9/11 changed your world?

That is the title of today’s digital lunch… we’ve a great panel lined up for today at 1pm, including Gabrielle Laine-Peters, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, James Moffat and others… I’ll put the live feed up here closer to broadcast time. You can see Monday’s thread here… In the meantime what we’d really like is your questions… Put them below, on the YouTube stream, or best on my own Google Plus stream where it is easiest for us to pick up inside the …

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The day the western world stood still… 11th September 2001

On the day… Tomorrow is the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. I still remember my own experience of those events clearly. It was just after lunchtime in the River Path offices. All of us were in the large open plan area, heads bent over our glass topped desks and absorbed in a dozen different tasks. Then from far side of the office I heard someone say, “turn the television on”… and the next thing consternation from the tiny annex where the …

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