MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, WVUToday is offering West Virginia newspapers a media kit with resources to assist reporters working on 9/11 memorial coverage.
April Kaull, executive director of communications for University Relationsat WVU, made the announcement today.
Access media kit here: https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/media-center-blog/media-kit-september-11th-two-decades-later
“…We wanted to let you know we have worked with others in our office to put together a WVUToday Media Kit with resources that we hope you find helpful as you and your reporters work on 9/11 memorial coverage,” said Kaull.
Included in the kit are the following three new stories:
- Experiences of two student veterans
- A personal 9/11 account from a College of Law associate professor who was in Lower Manhattan that day
- Details on campus memorial events with comments from two of the WVU Air Force ROTC cadets who will be part of the 24-hour campus vigil.
As a heads up, President Gordon Gee will be on hand for a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, to start the vigil on the downtown Morgantown campus. Remembrance events are also planned during the WVU-LIU football game, at the Evansdale Library and elsewhere on campus, Kaull said.
In the media kit, reporters can find video from the 9/11 memorial service that was held at Woodburn Circle in the days immediately after the attacks and photos from past 9/11 remembrance events. All of these materials can be used with WVU credit.
Speaking for WVUToday, Kaull said, “We know you must be stretched covering COVID-19, Afghanistan, weather developments and a range of other issues important to your communities. As always, we are available to connect you with experts on a variety of topics to support your reporting.”