WBA Hall of Fame member and internationally known instructor on newsroom leadership, Jill Geisler, is sharing 2020 resolutions for news leaders.
She shared the resolutions with Columbia Journalism Review
Her first resolution is for leaders to “do better by your people.”
“Stories are important; new product development is essential;... - MORE -
The Newseum in Washington D.C. closes for good on Tuesday, Dec. 31, after 21 years of telling the story of journalism in America.
This piece from Philip Kennicott at the Washington Post
explains how the timing of the Newseum’s closing coincides with recent developments in American journalism.
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The turn of a new year is a great time to resolve yourself to be better. Newsrooms can do the same thing.
RTDNA is out with a list of resolutions
for newsrooms to consider for 2020.
The article points out that “TV news is at a tipping pint and needs... - MORE -
Sarah Gray has been named news director at WISC-TV in Madison.
Gray previously worked as news director at WSAW/WZAW-TV in Wausau. During Gray’s two and a half years at the station, WSAW-TV was the recipient of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s award for Station of the Year for small market both... - MORE -
TODAY’S TMJ4 (WTMJ-TV) is launching a weekly show dedicated to telling positive stories from southeastern Wisconsin.
The show’s title, Positively Milwaukee with Carole Meekins
, comes from the station’s long-running weekly news segment which highlights positive people, organizations, and events in the community. TMJ4 also produces The Positively Milwaukee Awards
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Milwaukee TV station FOX6 (WITI-TV) has filed an open records lawsuit against Governor Tony Evers in Dane County Circuit Court. The suit alleges that the Governor is refusing to provide copies of his emails, unlawfully insisting that FOX6 provide search terms for those emails.
Fox6 investigative reporter Amanda St. Hilaire... - MORE -
Facebook made two announcements this week related to its efforts to improve trustworthiness of content on the platform.
Both changes are aimed at empowering and supporting fact-checkers on Facebook and Instagram.
You can read all the details here
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Competition is open for the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association’s Eric Sevareid Awards
. The entry deadline is Jan. 17.
The awards will be given out at the MBJA Conference April 3-4 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The MBJA is also seeking applicants for scholarships for college students
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The Knight-Cronkite News Lab recently conducted an experiment to see how a TV newscast might look like if it didn’t have an anchor.
The experiment involved rethinking the newscast itself and finding ways to re-imagine the roles anchors play in producing a newscast.
You can review their work and their... - MORE -
With all the shopping associated with the holiday season, it’s a great time of year to focus your attention on consumer stories.
RTDNA is sharing a list of holiday consumer story ideas. Check it out here
The ideas are centered on returns, holiday bonuses, shipping, and tipping.... - MORE -