In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the students of Professor Amy Eisman’s Writing for Convergent Media class, in partnership with Gannett’s ContentOne, set out to examine our generation and how the largest terrorist attack on American soil has affected our lives. We constructed a survey to help determine if that infamous day shaped us, and if so, how. We coupled the survey with original reporting, interviewing our peers about their views on religion, the government and serving in the armed forces. We then consulted experts to get a sense of what it all means. We set out to capture the stories of a generation growing up in the shadow of 9/11 and are proud to share our findings.
This project was completed prior to the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden.
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This project was done as part of American University’s School of Communication, Professor Amy Eisman’s Writing for Convergent Media class, Spring 2011. Special thanks to American University faculty and staff for their help, particularly Professor Maria Ivancin, whose guidance on the public opinion portion reached from the first day of the semester to the last. Other thanks go to Professor David Johnson in SOC and Assistant Librarian Robin Chin Roemer; to Laura Rehrmann and Maria Fowler of Gannett; and to Lymari Morales of Gallup.