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Reminiscences of Jeanine L. Moss : oral history, 2004.

Creator: Moss, Jeanine L.
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 102 pages sound recordings 2 audiocassettes (157 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Senior Counselor for Communications, September 11th Fund.

Scope and Contents

Grew up in California; education: Santa Barbara City College, Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Sorbonne in Paris, San Francisco State University; career: advertising, work at New Product Development, training in communications, Director of Communications for City of New York tourism bureau, [The New York Convention Visitors Bureau]--experience with the first bombing in 1993 on The World Trade Center, consultant for internet business marketing; September 11th: reminiscence of day, television coverage, concern for children; Post-9/11: eerie silence, smell, children's varied emotional responses, loss of neighbor, volunteer work at Roosevelt Island fire department; September 11th Fund: early press release, public relations work, issues with media coverage, problem of Bill O'Reilly, role of telethon, fund's visibility, organizational differences and challenges, constant debate over allocation, inclusion and eligibility, confusion among the public over funding bodies, controversy surrounding Red Cross, mental health treatment, challenge defining victims, cash assistance, varied impact of event on individuals and communities, role of outreach in crisis, raising broader awareness of the importance of non-profit organizations, database challenges, cultural sensitivity in services delivery, reminiscence of colleagues including Josh Gotbaum, Ralph Dickerson, and Lorie Slutsky.


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