Running Toward Danger by Newseum
Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11

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From The Newseum, America's first interactive museum of news, comes the definitive book detailing behind-the-scenes stories of how journalists covered the deadly assaults of September 11, 2001. Three kinds of people instinctively run toward danger—firefighters, police officers, and journalists. Collected here are dramatic first-person stories of more than 100 reporters and photographers who raced to the scenes of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania.

With a moving foreword by NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw, Running Toward Danger is arranged along a chronological timeline of the day and is illustrated with more than 100 photographs, many of them rarely seen. The book documents how journalists overcame daunting logistical and emotional challenges to report to a shaken world the implications of the new century's most terrifying moment. It includes intimate details about the marathon high-wire work of the network anchors and the harrowing stories of ordinary journalists who put themselves in harm's way to report the story. The book provides an enduring record of a turning point in world history, a book that future generations will rely on for insights about how news was conveyed to a shattered world.
 

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The Newseum is moving to Washington, D.C., where it is expected to reopen in 2006. During nearly five years of operation at its location in Arlington, Virginia, the Newseum hosted more than 2.2 million visitors. At its new home on Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., the Newseum will more than double in size and will offer enhanced experiences with exhibits, artifacts and interactives to take visitors behind the scenes of news as never before. The Newseum is funded by the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. Cathy Trost, an award-winning journalist and author, was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press and United Press International. She is the founding director of the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and is on the board of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Alicia C. Shepard is senior writer for American Journalism Review and writes for Washingtonian magazine. She twice has won the National Press Club's media criticism award and has received the Barth Richards Media Criticism Award from Penn State University. She worked as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and Scripps League newspapers. Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News anchor since 1983, presides over one of America's most watched evening newscasts. He has covered every presidential election since 1968 and has interviewed a host of presidents and heads of state. The winner of many awards, he wrote The Greatest Generation, a best-selling account of the generation that grew up during the Depression and fought in World War II.
 
Published July 16, 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 224 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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In these short and piercing reminiscences, reporters, photographers, editors and producers race to Ground Zero, penetrate police cordons, dodge falling skyscrapers, patch together cell-phone links and search out all-night film-processing stores to bring us the story of the millennium.

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