: Anniversary stories are among the least informative nonstories media cover; they’re dutiful and predictable and so I’m no big fan of them.
But I do think that September 11th is different. Network news will be all but ignoring the date — here’s the Post’s roundup — and that will probably indicate how other media will handle the date. Perhaps they’re reflecting a national mood to get past, to get over, to get on with life. But I wonder. There are plenty of good stories two years on: How safe are we? How are the families coping? How much have our lives changed? What has been the cost of terrorism to business and government? What has the health impact been on New Yorkers (I’ll tell you mine)? What has the psychological impact been on our children? What about the explosion of this new medium, weblogs, after 9/11? How about following the memorial jury for a day to see how the outpouring of tribute is affecting them? There are a million stories…
: For what it matters, I will again take the day away from work to spend at the World Trade Center and I will blog about it.