Monthly Archives: July 2019

WUWM to get data training

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. Nearly 60 newsrooms applied for... - MORE -

RTDNA announces line-up for Excellence in Journalism conference

RTDNA 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. The... - MORE -

Reporting workshop targets rising stars

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 -

FOIC discusses lottery winner bill

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 ... - MORE -

Breaking news closes WBA offices

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. As a... - MORE -