The Wall Street Journal tells itself its 9/11 story

According to an internal memo sent out this morning, the Wall Street Journal is planning on having a gathering on Monday, September 12 to commemorate the paper’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks. At the time, the Journal had not yet moved to its current home in the News Corp building on 6th Avenue in Midtown (nor, of course, did Rupert Murdoch own it), and was instead headquartered in the World Financial Center, literally across the street from the WTC.

I wonder: are any other news organizations having internal oral history gatherings like this one?

From: Dow Jones Internal Communications
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 11:43 AM
To: NewYork_1211_AOA_All; Lynch, John; PR-Communications
Subject: Special Edition Breakfast Briefing – 9/11: The Journal’s Story
When: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:00 AM-11:00 AM.
Where: Training Room, Third floor, 1211 AoA

When: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Training Room, Third floor, 1211 AoA

Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

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Join us for a special Breakfast Briefing in 1211 as we mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack by telling the Journal’s story of that day.

A panel of veterans, all of whom were involved in the crisis and recovery, discuss how the Journal was bombed out of its main newsroom that day and how it still managed to make a newspaper and to tell the tragic and heroic story unfolding around it.

The panel will be moderated by Howard Hoffman (today vice president for corporate affairs and in 2001 a senior editor at the Journal) and includes:

  • Jim Pensiero, today editor-in-chief of DJ FX Trader and deputy managing editor at the Journal,  in 2001 he was an assistant managing editor at the Journal
  • Dave Pettit, today markets data editor for Dow Jones and in 2001 deputy managing editor for WSJ.com
  • John Bussey, today an assistant managing editor and columnist for the Journal, in 2001 he was the paper’s foreign editor
  • John Lynch, today a director for editorial and publishing applications was in 2001 manager of news and ad services systems.

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited so please RVSP early to attend.

When: 10-11 a.m. on Monday, 12 Sept.
Where: Training room, third floor, 1211 AoA

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