The behavior of public employees on the job is subject to public scrutiny in nearly every circumstance under Wisconsin law.
That means the public has a right to see disciplinary records of all employees. The right doesn’t just apply to the records of elected or appointed officials. It doesn’t just... - MORE -
If you’re wondering how a newsroom can cover a weather event without being able to go outside, you’d be a journalist in Wisconsin this week, and you wouldn’t be alone.
Poynter is here to help with this article
about how to cover a story about how dangerous it is to... - MORE -
The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, a nonprofit group that works to protect access to public meetings and records, is now accepting nominations for its annual Openness in Government Awards, or Opees. Awards are given in six categories:
Popee (political openness award): Recognizes extraordinary service to the cause of open... - MORE -
A judge this week unsealed most of the records related to an open records case in Racine County.
The case involves Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Alderperson Sandy Weidner. Last August, the city attorney sought an ethics violation sanction against the alderperson for sharing allegedly confidential communications from... - MORE -
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is recognizing those journalists and First Amendment leaders who exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth.
The RTDNF today announced the honorees for its 29th annual First Amendment Awards Dinner. The list of honorees is
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While much of Wisconsin enjoys a snow day today, broadcast newsrooms are not only open and staffed, but a snowstorm makes for one of their busiest days of the year.
Thank you to all the radio and TV professionals who reported to work today to serve their communities. This is... - MORE -
Weather is a common experience, which is why coverage of snow storms is so important for broadcasters. When winter weather arrives, there are few people who aren’t interested in what’s going on in their communities.
To all the Wisconsin newsrooms covering this week’s storm or any other storms this winter,... - MORE -
Milwaukee TV station WISN-TV is making changes to bring more focus to breaking news.
Eden Checkol, the weekend anchor of “WISN 12 News This Morning,” is moving to mornings five days a week to take on an enhanced role as Breaking News desk anchor/reporter. Checkol will also take over anchoring... - MORE -
A number of groups supporting journalists are getting behind an effort to get Congress to pass a federal Shield Law to better protect journalists.
The News Media for Open Government coalition includes the National Association of Broadcasters.
“NMOG is committed to promoting and advocating for policies on Capitol Hill that... - MORE -
Amazon’s Alexa has a new skill that makes it possible for the smart speaker to read news with a newscaster’s voice
It’s another sign that more people are counting on their smart speakers to get their news. Is your newsroom providing content on smart speakers?... - MORE -