September 11, 2001 started off like any other day in the news. Morning shows were shutting it down for the day; assignment desk editors were changing shifts; general assignment reporters were preparing for news meetings.
And then the clock struck 8:46 a.m. eastern time.
From that second on, we know the horrifying details and remember the chilling visuals. Everyone in the world has a “Where were you then” story etched in his/her mind forever.
One other thing changed on that day: the media itself.
For the PRNewsers out there, here are a few ways that media — the way the news is reported, disseminated, and consumed — changed thirteen years ago.
(H/T: Newseum for the collage)