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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 27, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will host Remembering 9/11 – The Real Ground Zero, a discussion by three authors and journalists who have worked extensively with the topic of 9/11, on Friday, September 30 in the H-129 Lecture Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..

The discussion will feature authors Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn of The New York Times and Thomas Franklin, professor of photojournalism at the College and multimedia editor of

“These are three of the country’s best journalists who happened to produce some of the best work on 9/11,” said Assistant Professor of Journalism Tom Lueck who will also moderate the lecture.  “The event should give some strong insight into what happened on 9/11…[and] why some people survived and why others didn’t.”

Dwyer and Flynn’s book, “102 Minutes – The Fight to Survive in the Twin Towers” was a National Book Award finalist.  Newsweek described the book as an “astounding reconstruction” of the heart-rending events that occurred in the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Dwyer is also the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of several award-winning books.

Flynn was the chief of The Times’ Police News Bureau on 9/11.

Franklin’s photos at Ground Zero include the nation’s most recognized images from 9/11.  His single most historic image was featured on a United States postage stamp.  Franklin will show and discuss his new documentary “Witness to History – The Photographers of 9/11.”

For more information about Remembering 9/11 – The Real Ground Zero, please contact Assistant Professor of Journalism Tom Lueck via email at Members of the media interested in covering the event may contact Anna Farneski at 201-684-7602 or via email at


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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