Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sensitive images prompt newsroom conversations

From davidpwhelan on Morguefile Anyone who has spent some time in a newsroom has been part of a conversation about whether or not a sensitive image should be published. The conversation no doubt came up this week with the publication of an image of a man and his daughter who had drowned in the... - MORE -

WKOW adds newscast, lifestyle show

Madison TV station WKOW-TV is adding a new newscast and a lifestyle show called Midday Madison. 27 News at 11 will begin airing on July 1 and will be followed by Midday Madison airing Monday – Friday from 11:15-11:30 a.m. Midday Madison will be hosted by Samantha Bowers. She graduated... - MORE -

Illinois journalists fight official’s media policy

From middlewick on Morguefile Journalists in Illinois are contending with a public official’s media policy that requires reporters to submit questions in advance of an interview and face termination of the interview if the reporter asks questions that don’t appear on a pre-approved list. The RTDNA, Illinois News Broadcasters Association, the Illinois Broadcasters Association... - MORE -

WBA offers new way to recognize young, outstanding broadcasters

A new WBA Award will recognize the young professionals forging new paths in broadcasting. The WBA Young Professional of the Year Award seeks to recognize young broadcasters who have made a significant impact on their stations and communities. Nominees must be under the age of 40 at the time of... - MORE -

Get an inside look at sports journalism from Miller Park

Jeff Levering You don’t have to be a baseball fan to learn something from the WBA Doug Chickering – WIAA Sports Workshop, which this year features Brewers statistical expert. The workshop will be held July 24 at Miller Park and includes a ticket to the afternoon game against the Cincinnati Reds. Speakers... - MORE -

Networks looking to local stations in 2020

From DodgertonSkillhause on Moguefile Broadcast networks will be looking to their local affiliates in the 2020 election cycle as they try to tell the story of the next election “from the ground up.” The decision is in reaction to the 2016 election in which networks feel the inaccurate assumptions drove flawed coverage. You can... - MORE -

Shooters getting less publicity

From DodgertonSkillhause on Morguefile Have you noticed that the media is not naming mass shooters as much as they used to? It’s something the public asked for and seems to be getting it now. It takes away the notoriety that shooters would often enjoy after committing their crimes. This article from Poynter examines the... - MORE -