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TV, newspaper journalists share expertise

Travis Heying of The Eagle works with Molly Walsh and Rebecca Zepick on their stories.

When it comes to providing expert guidance, Wichita media professionals are always more than willing to lend a hand to students.

Four Wichita media professionals — Larry Hatteberg of KAKE, Dr. David Kamerer of Wichita State University (soon to be at Loyola of Chicago), Megan Strader of KWCH and Travis Heying of The Wichita Eagle — made the two-hour drive to share their observations about covering Greensburg and also provided technology tips the past two weeks.

Hatteberg, Strader and Heying showed their work and also images by colleagues who covered the tornado since it nearly destroyed the community in May 2007. Their work showed their journalistic expertise, but also reflected the compassion and caring they exhibit, not only in disaster aftermaths, but on a daily basis in their jobs.

Their words and photos that hit home with the state and nation when they were first made public did so once again when they provided insights with us in the fellowship hall of the church where we’re staying. They’re all true professionals.

A slide show of the work by Heying and other Eagle photographers is below.

Megan Strader of KWCH-TV discusses how she covered the tornado when she was stationed in the Dodge City bureau.