The next day of the event, newspapers published longer stories. The New York Times is an example of a newspaper which dedicated the larger part of their September 12 issue on the September 11 attacks. The banner headlines of the newspaper informed the general public about the event using a few words only.
Click the image to browse and read the New York Times archived issue published on September 12, 2001.
The day that followed the event, the information continued flowing in short written form. Articles in newspapers tried to capture the chronological series of events, the reactions of the federal government, the president, testimonies of civilians who witnessed the crash and how it affected airports, hospitals, and other infrastructures. Additionally, it provided background information on similar past terrorist attacks.
Reading articles online, can be trickier than when you are looking at a print version of a source. Computer screens impose us with the impression that all information sources are the same or that they offer the same kind of information.
Check the table that follows with the newspaper attributes that will help you determine the type of source you are viewing.
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