A new “State of Public Trust in Local News
” report from Knight and Gallup shows that local news is trusted, and is more trusted than national news organizations, but not as strongly as previously thought.
This article from RTDNA
digs into the report to see what local newsrooms... - MORE -
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 -
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 -
Journalists work with many public information officers these days, but at least one journalist-turned-PIO thinks the PIOs are underutilized.
Hannah Mohelnitzky was a journalist and is now a PIO for the City of Madison Engineering Department.
She produced this video for the WBA Young Professionals
explaining how journalists can get... - MORE -
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 -
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 -
If you’re not familiar with Reddit, you might not realize the potential it has as a newsroom tool, but you might also not be aware of the ways in which it shouldn’t be used.
The Knight-Cronkite News Lab is writing about the best and worst ways newsrooms can use Reddit
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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 -
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 -
The 2020 election might be more than a year away, but for newsrooms, it’s going to be a challenging year, especially with the rise of misinformation in election news.
The American Press Institute released this article
this week about how newsrooms are preparing themselves for the fact-checking that will be... - MORE -