Reporters, law enforcement recall 9/11 for anniversary program

Sheriff Bill Gore/San Diego Union-Tribune

SPJ will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a program looking back at coverage of what was one of the most important news events in recent history.

The program, “9/11 Remembered: How Media and Law Enforcement Responded,” is set for Thursday, Sept. 8 and will feature reporters who covered 9/11 as well as local law enforcement who responded to the attacks.

Speakers will include San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Lisa Deaderick, who covered 9/11 at ground zero in New York while a journalism graduate student at Columbia University; Kelly Thornton, an investigative journalist at The Watchdog Institute, who broke stories about the San Diego connection to the Sept. 11 terrorists while reporting for the Union-Tribune; and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, who was head of the local FBI at the time of the 9/11 attacks and who led investigations into the three hijackers who lived and took flying lessons in San Diego. KGTV 10News managing editor JW August will moderate the program.

When: Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program
Where: TBD
Cost: Free ($5 donation suggested)


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