A draft bill that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras and handle requests for access to videos has been approved by a Legislative Study Committee that’s been working on the topic since this summer.
The committee voted 9-1 in support of the draft legislation. WISN-TV News... - MORE -
Reporter/anchor Mary Jo Ola is returning to Wisconsin after working at WATN/WLMT in Memphis.
Ola said via social media that she’s taken a position as a reporter at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. It’s her last week in Memphis.
Ola previously worked at WISC-TV in Madison.... - MORE -
A 30 year veteran of TV news describes himself as a “true believer” in social media and is sharing his Facebook tips with other journalists.
Boyd Huppert works for KARE-TV in Minneapolis and will be the keynote speaker at the WBA Student Seminar on March 2.
Was was interviewed for... - MORE -
Attorney David Oxenford is drawing attention to a session at the WBA Broadcasters Clinic last month that focused on safety and security for broadcasters and broadcast stations. Oxenford was a member of the session panel and wrote about the session today on his blog.
In his blog post, Oxenford... - MORE -
Patrick Paolantonio will join Joyce Garbaciak to create the new co-anchor team of WISN 12 News at 6:00 p.m., effective today. The transition follows the retirement of Kathy Mykleby.
“Patrick’s been an integral part of our station and anchor teams for more than 15 years, and Joyce has been... - MORE -
The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that UW-Madison journalism students with unpaid or underpaid internships will be the recipient of proceeds from the annual Holiday Party and Raffle.
Money from the raffle will go into the annual fund of the UW-Madison School of... - MORE -
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has released a new document aimed at helping journalists, newsroom managers, and station management with both common and uncommon ethical and operational situations.
The “Guidelines for Journalists” is available here. It’s also now easy to find on the WBA Newsroom website. Look... - MORE -
Did you know that state lawmakers aren’t subject to the same public records laws that all other government agencies in Wisconsin are subject to?
It’s true and it’s a loophole that’s been around for a long time.
This report from WITI reporter Amanda St. Hilaire brings new attention to this... - MORE -
How’s your relationship with the local police department?
This article from RTDNA is about how to combat the “PIO problem.” It suggests ways to get to a story without relying on the PIO and ideas for maintaining a healthy relationship with your PIO, keeping in mind that your job is... - MORE -