The damage to Fort McMurray was devastating, but much of the city remains standing. National and international media outlets, including us, got stuff wrong as the story developed.

Vincent McDermott and Cullen Bird from Fort McMurray Today were turned to for reliable local news. They talk about the national and international coverage of the wildfire, the role of social media in getting information out and balancing the needs of locals with the curiosity of the rest of the world.

Vincent’s Twitter: @vincemcdermott

Cullen’s Twitter: @cullenbird

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