Monthly Archives: December 2018

NYT names ‘Media Grinches’ of 2018

The New York Times is out with it’s list of the top 18 media Grinches of 2018. The list highlights the year’s worst actors in the news media and anyone else who interfered with a free press. The list includes politicians, media companies, and countries. Check it out here.... - MORE -

Beef up your toolkit for 2019

It’s almost 2019 and if, like many, you’re looking to up your game in the new year, we’re got a place for you to start. Poynter recently published it’s list of the top ten tools for journalism in 2018. Check it out here. Be sure to scroll to the... - MORE -

Holidays in the newsroom

While many will be enjoying time with friends and family, we salute the broadcasters and journalists who will keep the lights on at newsrooms around Wisconsin over the holidays. THANK YOU! We wish all newsrooms a happy holiday season and a safe, fulfilling, and news-filled new year!  ... - MORE -

4 on air personalities signing off in Milwaukee

Four on air personalities at three different Milwaukee TV stations have announced their departures. WDJT-TV weekend anchor Jacob Kittlstad tweeted his goodbye on Wednesday that included some highlights: Today is my last day at @CBS58 and I can’t help but reflect on all the sincerely fun moments I’ve had. From... - MORE -

Wisconsin FOIC meets with incoming officials

Representatives of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council (FOIC) are meeting this week with Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul and a representative of Governor-Elect Tony Evers. The Council is highlighting cases of successful transparency in Wisconsin government and potential areas for improvement going forward. It is also updating the incoming officials... - MORE -

Grant available to attend workplace integrity training

A grant from CBS will allow media organizations to send staff to the “Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers” workshops at the Newseum free of charge, including travel. The training was designed by Loyola University Chicago’s Jill Geisler, a world-class leadership trainer and coach who is the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow... - MORE -

McPherson named weekend co-anchor on WDJT-TV

Reporter Mark McPherson has been named weekend co-anchor on CBS 58 (WDJT-TV). McPherson will share the anchor desk with current co-anchor Pauleen Le. The pairing is a bit of a reunion for McPherson and Le. They worked together in La Crosse early in their careers. “I’ve had a great time... - MORE -

Tips for getting to public records

It’s not uncommon for reporters to have difficulty getting access to public records, but if you get enough practice, you learn a lot of lessons along the way. Tisha Thompson is one of those reporters. She recently shared her nine-point list of tips, which include a few steps to consider... - MORE -