As a journalist, fires are typical. Part of the job, especially here in Boulder.
It’s not unusual this time of year to get called in to help with fire coverage.
As I looked at these photos from the Denver Post, I was touched by the photos of people moving things out of their homes. I couldn’t help but think about how heartbroken I would be if I had to grab my favorite things and run, and I don’t even own my home.
As a human, it’s normal to watch these images and feel my heart sink into my chest but as a journalist…. well that’s just not how this job works.
Luckily, I’m not covering the fire so it’s not an issue this time but it got me thinking about how often my feelings get in the way or cloud my judgement or cause bias in my writing, no matter how hard I fight it.
So to all those journalists who are trying to balance their damn feelings with their story, kudos and keep up the good work!