Committee finishes work on police body camera bill

A Legislative Study Committee has completed work on a bill that would regulate the use of police body cameras in Wisconsin. Legislation on body cameras passed in the Assembly but was not brought up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the last session. The study committee... - MORE -

Madison station recognized for fact-checking

A Madison TV station is getting recognition for the fact-checking it did during the midterm elections. Poynter interviewed WISC-TV’s Jessica Arp about the station’s Reality Check project, which it called one of the oldest local fact-checking projects in the country. Arp told Poynter that Reality Check is what viewers talk... - MORE -

Nominations open for Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics

The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. Now in its tenth year, the award recognizes ethical decisions in reporting stories in any medium, including print, broadcast and digital, by journalists working for established news organizations or publishing... - 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 -