In Chapter 9 of 11 in his 2011 interview, education reporter Yoav Gonen answers "What Makes Your Work Meaningful?" He finds meaning when his writing helps people and helps to change things and make a difference in the community. He shares a story about connecting to an Iraq-based Marine in a holiday story on families separated by military commitments. Yoav Gonen is the education reporter for the New York Post newspaper in New York City. He earned a Masters of Journalism degree from New York University and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.