9/11 Audience Research

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Media and Memory: Audience Research into 9/11 Introduction The following report is based on the events of September 11th 2001. On that morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes and in a series of suicide attacks, proceeded to crash the jets into their preplanned targets. The first plane struck at 8:46am when American Airlines Flight 11 hit Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, the second attack occurred 17 minutes later when a second jet United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into Tower 2, within 2 hours the twin towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed, and thirdly American Airlines Flight 77 at 09:37am collided into the Pentagon. This proved to be the last attack as the passengers…show more content…
People from all over the world seen United Airlines Flight 175 crash into the south tower, they seen both towers collapse and the ensuing chaos of the survivor rescue search. For the following weeks all over the world seemed to be frozen in time as we watched the aftermath and seen the rubble of what was left of New York. This event affected not just Americans but people all over the world. After 9/11 people were left with emotions of fear, panic, paranoia and confusion. It changed Airport Security internationally and worlds governments policies against terrorism. it created a new fresh wave of hate crimes globally which was fed by peoples anger and fear. 9/11 was the spark that created America’s 10-year and continuing war against…show more content…
While it is good to have a personal memory statement it is just as important to also get the collective memory statement, this way not only do you have the first hand eye witness account but you will also have the story from the point of view of a group of people who if interviewed in a focus group style situation may not only give you more information on the same event in their point of view but the would also be able to possibly give you the reactions of others around them at the same time. If I could go back and do the interview again I already know exactly what I would do differently. I would be more picky on who to choose as an interviewee, perhaps have a cup of coffee with them a week before the interview just to make sure they are good for interview. I would also prepare sub questions for each question, this way if the interviewee was to give me a particular short answer I would be able to continue on with the same question until I get an answer I am satisfied

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