SOURCE: MPA

September 08, 2011 08:59 ET

American Society of Magazine Editors Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11 With Magazine Cover Retrospective

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has curated nearly 100 magazine covers relating to 9/11. The collection is featured in an online gallery at http://www.magazine.org/asme/covers.aspx and is live today. Appearing in chronological order and spanning the decade between September 2001 and September 2011, the retrospective provides a powerful and often emotional overview of the tragic events that occurred on 9/11 and the aftershocks that continue to be felt to this day.

From shocking photographs on the covers of the newsweeklies, to interpretive images on business, science, sports and entertainment publications, the 9/11 magazine covers capture a range of perspectives on a defining moment in American history. Magazines with covers featured in the retrospective include TIME, Newsweek, New York and The New Yorker -- as well as magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Mad, Entertainment Weekly and the now-defunct Yahoo! Internet Life.

"In times of crisis, magazine covers often reflect the national mood in a single, memorable image," said Sid Holt, Chief Executive of ASME. "The iconographic photographs and illustrations featured in the dozens of covers ASME collected recall the shock we all felt in the days following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They also show how 9/11 has shaped the last decade. It seems fitting to mark the 10th anniversary by compiling this collection of magazine covers."

The introduction and captions in the gallery were written by Ted Spiker, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, University of Florida. Spiker, a contributing editor to Men's Health magazine, authored a paper on magazine cover portrayal of 9/11 that appeared in the Journal of Magazine and New Media Research.

About The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is a non-profit professional organization for editors of print and online magazines which are edited, published and distributed in the U.S. Established in 1963, ASME currently has about 850 members nationwide. Among other things, ASME works to preserve editorial independence and speaks out on public policy issues, particularly those pertaining to the First Amendment.

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