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Panel Focuses on Media Coverage of 35W Bridge Collapse

SEPT. 19, 2008--In the wake of reopening the rebuilt 35W bridge in Minneapolis, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism department will host a panel of media professionals who will discuss the challenges of covering catastrophic events.

The UWRF Working Journalist Seminar, "Covering Catastrophe: News Media and the 35W Bridge Collapse" is Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Panelists include: Joe Fryer, the first KARE-TV reporter on the scene of the bridge collapse; Scott Takushi, Pioneer Press photographer; Dave Peters, Internet Broadcasting Senior National News Editor; and Mary McFarland, University Communications Representative for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The Working Journalists Seminar series highlights current challenges, new directions, and the richness of diversity within the journalism field. For more information about the panel discussion or the seminar series, visit .

The UWRF journalism department, the New York Times and the American Democracy Project will host a presentation by New York Times reporter Matt Wald, who covers energy and technology on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. in room 222 of North Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information contact the journalism department at 715-425-3169.


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