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Journalists Talk About the Dangerous Work of Covering Fire at MCE

Journalists Talk About the Dangerous Work of Covering Fire at MCE

January 21, 2013

Ellensburg, WA – When most people see a fire their instinct is to run the opposite direction.  But a reporter’s job demands they get closer to the story, no matter how dangerous.  How do reporters cover difficult and dangerous stories?  What decisions have to be made and how?  Come find out at Covering Fire: The Journalists and the Taylor Bridge Fire at 5:00 p.m. January 30 in Dean Hall, room 104, at Central Washington University. 

During the roundtable, journalists who covered the 2012 Taylor Bridge Fire—which burned more than 23,000 acres between Cle Elum and Ellensburg—will explain how they did it. The informal discussion also will give attendees a chance to ask questions about what it’s like to cover a fast-moving and complicated story. 

The free event is sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment and is open to the public. It is held in conjunction with MCE’s winter exhibit, Where There’s Smoke . . . Living with Fire. For more information please visit

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Media Contact: Elizabeth Bollwerk, Museum of Culture and Environment, 509-963-2313,

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