Monthly Archives: April 2020

Free webinar helps journalists unlock creativity

RTDNA Join RTDNA on Wednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. CT for a workshop on understanding your creative evolution and learn how to leverage your personality type in your professional life. The luxury of time is not something we often find ourselves with in the fast-paced environment of news. While COVID-19... - MORE -

Jowett Fellowship supports training for photographers

The Rick Jowett Fellowship was established in 2017 by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation to support educational opportunities for photographers and videographers who work in media in Wisconsin. Recipients of the fellowship can use the grant for professional development in the areas of photography and videography. Applicants must specify how... - MORE -

Keep COVID-19 coverage focused on local

News audiences are hungry for local information about COVID-19, according to the Center for Media Engagement. In this article Katalina Deaven outlines a survey in which they asked people what pandemic information they’re looking for from their local news outlets.  The takeaway: “People are turning to their local newsrooms for... - MORE -

Linear TV viewing up during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing habits, including how viewers consume TV news. Research is showing growth in linear viewing of local news over video on demand views.  “In the March 2020 survey of more than 1,300 U.S. news consumers aged 18-64, SmithGeiger found that 85% of Americans have seen their... - MORE -

Standards issued to promote transparency during pandemic

RTDNA Some journalists are contending with access issues as their local and state governments cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. RTDNA released today a letter to journalists calling on them to bring attention to situations in which reporters are being kept in the dark. It also released a list of standards to... - MORE -

Sharkey takes job in Chicago

After three years of covering sports at FOX 6 (WITI-TV) in Milwaukee, Kaitlin Sharkey is headed to Chicago. Sharkey will be working for FOX 32. Prior to WITI-TV, Sharkey covered sports for WBAY-TV in Green Bay and WSAW-TV in Wausau.... - MORE -