Monthly Archives: September 2018

2 additional broadcast debates announced

Wisconsin broadcasters are putting two additional debates on the air this fall to help inform voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election. WISN-TV will host a live televised Wisconsin Attorney General debate on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. between Republican incumbent Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul. The... - MORE -

Newsrooms brace for Thursday

Did your newsroom have plans for Thursday? You’ll need to reschedule. As you’re no doubt already aware, Thursday is shaping up to be a big day in Washington DC, which means it will be a big day for broadcast newsrooms around the country. Poynter explains the same-day confluence of the ... - MORE -

More tools go online for investigative journalists

Investigative journalists have no shortage of online tools to help when connect the dots on important data-driven stories, but Google is adding to the pile with a new dataset search. The tool features an assortment of data in searchable format. So, while many tools help you organize data, this is... - MORE -

Wisconsin FOIC celebrates 40 years

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is celebrating 40 years of advocating for openness in government. A celebration is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Assembly Parlor in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The event will feature speakers and the unveiling of open government artwork and the Wisconsin... - MORE -

Work underway on WBA debates

The panelists for the WBA gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates are working hard at preparing for the debates coming up in October. The panelists for both debates met on Tuesday to discuss topics that might later be formulated into questions for the candidates in each debate. Moderator Jill Geisler is... - MORE -

Law enforcement PIOs might not be helpful to journalism

If you’ve ever been on the police beat, you’ve likely worked with a police department that has a public information officer (PIO). More and more departments are getting PIOs, particularly in larger communities. A PIO can be helpful to journalists, creating a single point of contact for the department, but... - MORE -

Committee comes closer to recommendation on police body cameras

A legislative committee studying the use of police body cameras held its second meeting on Thursday and made progress in recommending legislation on the issue. The committee is trying to establish uniform regulations for law enforcement using body cameras. Legislation on body cameras passed in the Assembly but was not... - MORE -