Monthly Archives: September 2019

Newsrooms looking to community journalists

More TV newsrooms are looking to increase their coverage by using community journalists, according to this article from Advancing the Story. “It’s a great opportunity to find stories we normally wouldn’t do,” said Elizabeth Flores, assistant news director at WABC-TV in New York. Their goal is to find more... - MORE -

NYT immigration reporter visits Madison

Caitlin Dickerson New York Times immigration reporter Caitlin Dickerson is in Madison this week working with journalism students and meeting with residents to talk about covering her beat. Dickerson participated in a public panel discussion on Wednesday night and spoke Thursday meeting to supporters of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Dickerson... - MORE -

Body cam bill voted out of committee

A bill that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras and handle requests for access to videos has been approved by the Senate Committee On Judiciary & Public Safety. The committee met Wednesday morning and voted 5-0 to approve SB 50. The bill will now go to... - MORE -

RTDNA calls for memorial to fallen journalists

RTDNA The RTDNA is asking Congress to create a memorial in Washington D.C. to fallen journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 1,300 journalists have been killed around the world since 1992, including 11 in the United States. The memorial would be privately funded. Legislation on the matter... - MORE -

Apply for free custom newsroom training

If you and your newsroom are looking for some training on a budget, Investigative Reporters and Editors is offering free custom training. IRE offers experienced trainers who will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – all at no cost. Spots in the program are limited... - MORE -

Watch broadcaster testimony on police body cameras

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is showing its support for legislation that would set rules for the use of police body cameras and the release of video recorded by these devices. WISN-TV News Director Ben Hart provided testimony yesterday to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, with an introduction... - MORE -