Monthly Archives: October 2019

Boyer leaving Wausau TV station

Emily Boyer WSAW-TV morning reporter and weekend anchor/producer Emily Boyer has taken a job in Florida. Boyer was at the Wausau station for two years. She will be morning assignment editor and traffic anchor/reporter at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.... - MORE -

Webinar offers tips on newsroom hiring and retention

From GaborfromHungary on Morguefile RTDNA is offering a webinar next month on how to improve newsroom hiring and retention. The webinar will cover: •  How to hire a rockstar team that complements and builds your newsroom’s skills. •  How to avoid common mistakes that can even break the law. •  How to retain great... - MORE -

Workshop to prepare journalists for 2020 election

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association with partners Google News Lab, UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and The Poynter Institute are offering an intensive day of training to help journalists cover the 2020 Presidential election. This training is led by Poynter’s Senior Faculty Al Tompkins. The workshop is perfect for... - MORE -

Shelley offers thoughts on Free Speech Week

RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley is using Free Speech Week as an opportunity to illustrate how free speech benefits local communities and what would happen without it. In his column, Shelley highlights attacks on journalists and how journalists are charged with continuing to produce trustworthy journalism in the face... - MORE -

Reporter highlights secret records about lawmaker behavior

Amanda St. Hilaire A report from Amanda St. Hilaire on WITI-TV in Milwaukee is drawing attention to records about investigations of state lawmaker behavior that are not available to the public. She found that most state lawmakers didn’t care to comment on the practice. The story includes comments from Wisconsin FOIC members April... - MORE -

Monitor fees charged by records custodians

How much have you been charged to get copies of public records? Wisconsin law allows records custodians to charge a reasonable fee, but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “reasonable.” The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council discussed this at a meeting on Thursday after this report of lawmakers using... - MORE -