Journalists host post-election discussion in Madison

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with UW-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics to host a panel discussion Nov. 7 on journalism ethics and the challenges of covering politics in highly polarized times. The event — which is free and open to the public — will... - MORE -

Candidates debate questions from broadcast journalists

The WBA Foundation hosted two political debates in the last week to give voters more information about candidates on the ballot in two important statewide races. In Wausau, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir took questions from Holly Chilsen, WSAW-TV; Ben Meyer, WJFW-TV; Chris Conley, WSAU, Melissa Langbehn, WAOW-TV, and... - MORE -

FOIC Survey: Dems back more openness, GOP mostly mum

Editor’s Note: This is a column from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. In advance of the Nov. 6 elections, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council surveyed candidates for state Assembly and Senate to gauge support for initiatives to require more openness by public officials, including the Legislature. We sent... - MORE -
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Open Records Law

As a reporter working in Wisconsin, you should be aware that our state has a very strong open records law, both in the statutes passed by the state legislature and in the case law where the open records law has been tested in court.  In Wisconsin, there is a presumption... - MORE -