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August 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- The Society of Professional Journalists will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a program looking back at coverage of what was one of the most important news events in recent history.

The program, “9/11 Remembered: How Media and Law Enforcement Responded,” is set for Thursday, Sept. 8 at KGTV 10News Studio and will feature reporters who covered 9/11 as well as local law enforcement who responded to the attacks. Find out what these reporters learned about covering a major, breaking international story, including their successes and their mistakes.

Speakers will include San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Lisa Deaderick, who covered 9/11 at ground zero in New York while a journalism graduate student at Columbia University; Kelly Thornton, an investigative journalist at The Watchdog Institute, who broke stories about the San Diego connection to the Sept. 11 terrorists while reporting for the Union-Tribune; and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, who was head of the local FBI at the time of the 9/11 attacks and who led investigations into the three hijackers who lived and took flying lessons in San Diego. KGTV 10News managing editor J.W. August will moderate the program.
When:  Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program
Where:  KGTV Studio, 4600 Air Way, San Diego
Directions:  Visit and click on “Contact Us” for directions
Cost:  Free ($5 donation suggested)

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