Reporting workshop targets rising stars

The Poynter Institute is hosting a four day training session designed to mentor early-career journalists in a small-group setting to unlock their superstar potential. The “Reporting Workshop for Rising Stars” is scheduled for Oct. 13-16 and the registration deadline is Aug. 16. “Participants will leave with a new cohort to... - MORE -

FOIC discusses lottery winner bill

Some state lawmakers are calling for a law that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Right now, their identity is a matter of public record. The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council discussed the proposal when it met last week. Comments from FOIC President Bill Lueders were recently ... - MORE -

Breaking news closes WBA offices

It’s not often that the WBA is affected by breaking news, but this was the view from the WBA offices when a fire started at an MG&E substation on Friday morning. The fire resulted in a power outage affecting the WBA offices, which has not yet been resolved. As a... - MORE -
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Interviewing Public Officials

THEY KNOW YOU’RE COMING…. Whether it’s the governor of the state, or the head of a large government department, or a member of a town board or commission, every public official understands that at some point in their career, a reporter is going to ask them questions about something.  How... - MORE -