Milwaukee public radio station WUWM-FM has one of the ten newsrooms selected to receive data training from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
The new program offers small and midsize newsrooms two days of customized in-person data training, follow-up consultation, and credits toward IRE data services.
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Do you use an app to take notes while you’re reporting? Are you using this tool to its full potential?
This is one of the topics in this Poynter article
about digital tools for journalism.
The article also discusses a tool to track hashtags, how to avoid the Google search... - MORE -
Those who subscribe will probably already know that Poynter’s daily newsletter has a new name
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The RTDNA is out with it’s agenda for the Excellence in Journalism conference scheduled for Sept. 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas.
The conference features more than 70 training sessions and workshops with more than 50 major media companies, schools, and journalism organizations represented at an expo and job fair.
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The president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council has penned a piece that highlights how the calls for privacy protection are being used to chip away at access to public information.
The article from Bill Leuders is available here
Lueders cites examples like a recent push to give... - MORE -
The Poynter Institute is hosting a four day training session designed to mentor early-career journalists in a small-group setting to unlock their superstar potential.
The “Reporting Workshop for Rising Stars” is scheduled for Oct. 13-16 and the registration deadline is Aug. 16.
“Participants will leave with a new cohort to... - MORE -
Some state lawmakers are calling for a law that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Right now, their identity is a matter of public record.
The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council discussed the proposal when it met last week. Comments from FOIC President Bill Lueders were recently
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It’s not often that the WBA is affected by breaking news, but this was the view from the WBA offices when a fire started at an MG&E substation on Friday morning.
The fire resulted in a power outage affecting the WBA offices, which has not yet been resolved.
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Newsrooms have recently had to consider when and how to properly label something as racist.
The Associated Press is providing guidance which is explained in this broader piece recently republished by Poynter
The article features insights from Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a leading scholar on race and history at Harvard... - MORE -
It’s natural to be competitive, but there might be cases when journalists might want to team up to tackle a huge project.
That’s the case with climate change and a numerous local newsrooms now working with National Geographic to put a local focus on a global issue.
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