Monthly Archives: November 2019

We’re thankful for YOU!

From Ladyheart on Morguefile Thank you to all the newsrooms doing their best to serve Wisconsin throughout the year, but especially those who are away from their families today because the duty of broadcasting has them in the field or the newsroom over the holiday. Wisconsin’s broadcast newsrooms have many reasons to be proud.... - MORE -

Be a trusted force for good in your newsroom

Jill Geisler An upcoming FREE webinar led by WBA Hall of Famer Jill Geisler is aimed at helping men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity, and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change. The “Do You Qualify... - MORE -

Get a grant to support your fact-finding idea

From Alvimann on Morguefile Do you have a great idea to improve fact-finding in journalism? Apply for the Fact-Finding Innovation Initiative, a joint project of the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute. Grants will be given out at $15,000, $50,000, and $70,000. The first round of applications closes... - MORE -

TV looks to new technology to boost viewership

From Alvimann on Morguefile If you’re busy in the newsroom, you might not be aware of all the work engineers are currently doing to prepare your TV station for new technology that could affect viewership. RTDNA is providing an update with this article about visual experiments that could be paradigm changing for TV. The... - MORE -

8 Wisconsin broadcasters win 22 Midwest Emmys

From middlewick on Morguefile Eight Wisconsin broadcasters won 22 awards last weekend from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The following awards were handed out Saturday in Chicago: Outstanding Achievement for News Programming – Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) WISC, Madison: Historic Flooding in Southern Wisconsin Stephanie Fryer,... - MORE -

Summer internship on news analytics available

The American Press Institute is offering a paid summer internship in news analytics. This person should be a college student or recent graduate with interest in the following: The news industry and audience engagement analytics Thinking about newsroom social media strategy Learning about how journalists can use analytics to better... - MORE -

Critical thinking key to clear, concise writing

From MushyTaters on Morguefile Journalists know well the importance of avoiding “officialese” when writing. That is, they know they should avoid using the same vocabulary as their sources and instead write using words that make their message as clear and concise as possible. This article takes this to the next step by suggesting that... - MORE -