For one of her journalism classes last week, my daughter Kate live-tweeted a presentation celebrating the K-State J-school's centennial. One of her tweets, quoting a speaker, really hit home with me: "Every national story is someone's local story."
Then, on Facebook, author Stephanie Calmenson posted a note about the first Brooke Jackman Foundation Read-A-Thon -- scheduled for this morning. If you're in NYC, check it out.
After I looked at the Read-A-Thon info, I read all about Brooke Jackman, a lovely 23-year-old woman who was killed in the 9-11 attacks.
Throughout the week, we'll hear stories tied to the 9-11 anniversary. It's a national story. For New Yorkers, it's a local story. And for oh so many people, it's a personal story.
Remember when you write: Every word matters. Every story is personal to someone.