Monthly Archives: June 2015

Story Idea About Leases

The first of the month is Wednesday. Here’s a neat tip regarding apartment and home leases: how much do you really know, and how to quickly learn more. Could be a “news you can use” story for renters.   Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

Doing A Story About Social Security? How Much Do You Know About It?

It’s a relatively simple ten-question test, but nearly three-quarters of the people who take this test, which was devised by an insurance company, will flunk. They don’t know what the current “full retirement” age is, and they aren’t aware that continuing to work after you start receiving Social Security payments... - MORE -

Lifelong Learning: A Must For Any Professional

Many professions – law, medicine, accounting, teaching, just to name a few, require a commitment to lifelong learning. The person piloting the aircraft on your next commercial flight didn’t just get the job and stop learning. That person is constantly being trained on new equipment or methods, and subject to... - MORE -

Three Veteran Madison Journalists Axed

Three journalists who were household names in the Madison media market were shown the door by the Wisconsin State Journal: Doug Moe, Andy Baggot, and Dennis Semrau were given their walking papers. Madison weekly newspaper Isthmus published an article written by Bill Lueders, who among other things is also head... - MORE -

Brian Williams Mum On Results Of NBC Investigation

Given a chance by colleague Matt Lauer to reveal what the NBC internal investigation into his remarks as anchor of NBC Nightly News revealed, Brian Williams declined. Poynter writes about it here. Williams will return to the organization to anchor breaking news on one of NBC’s cable channels. Lester... - MORE -

WBA Hall of Fame Gets Five New Members

Five more Wisconsin broadcasters will be officially inducted to the WBA Hall of Fame at a ceremony today at the WBA Summer Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. They are Don Carmichael, long-time President and General Manager of WBAY-TV, known for his commitment to local news coverage and... - MORE -

Newly Revised RTDNA Code of Ethics

Saying the fundamental principles of Journalism have held up well over the years, the Radio-TV-Digital News Association has announced some changes to its Code of Ethics. The revisions take into account the massive changes in the media landscape over the past 15 years, with the advent of so many online... - MORE -