There are certain sensitive, “adult” things that I will share with my wife, outside my 9-year-old children’s earshot.

If that news contains some elements that my son and daughter should know, then I will tease out those details that I believe are most appropriate for them.

Likewise, when taking a story that has national scope and seeing how it relates to a local audience, that “know your audience” principle is at play. And sometimes it goes beyond merely re-tooling the release with a local angle in the lead.

You can read the rest of the column, which was published on Sunday, here at




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