Illinois journalists fight official’s media policy

Journalists in Illinois are contending with a public official’s media policy that requires reporters to submit questions in advance of an interview and face termination of the interview if the reporter asks questions that don’t appear on a pre-approved list. The RTDNA, Illinois News Broadcasters Association, the Illinois Broadcasters Association... - MORE -

WBA offers new way to recognize young, outstanding broadcasters

A new WBA Award will recognize the young professionals forging new paths in broadcasting. The WBA Young Professional of the Year Award seeks to recognize young broadcasters who have made a significant impact on their stations and communities. Nominees must be under the age of 40 at the time of... - MORE -

Get an inside look at sports journalism from Miller Park

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to learn something from the WBA Doug Chickering – WIAA Sports Workshop, which this year features Brewers statistical expert. The workshop will be held July 24 at Miller Park and includes a ticket to the afternoon game against the Cincinnati Reds. Speakers... - MORE -
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Interacting With Police At Crime and Emergency Scenes

Here are some great words of advice about how to conduct yourself as a reporter at a crime or emergency scene from Joel DeSpain. Before he became the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Madison Police Department, DeSpain was a veteran multi-award-winning TV news reporter. He is a frequent guest... - MORE -