Poynter is hosting a free webinar on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. CT about navigating legal challenges in journalism.
Join The Center for Investigative Reporting CEO Christa Scharfenberg and general counsel Victoria Baranetsky in this interactive dialogue to discuss how reporters and news organizations can handle libel and slander suits,... - MORE -
I’ve worked a WSAW-TV for nearly 13 years. In that time I’ve done just about every job in the newsroom—on air and behind the scenes. I’ve never been a fulltime anchor or reporter, but have anchored and reported on holidays. It’s really exciting!
If you’re looking to get a little... - MORE -
Seven Wisconsin broadcasters won 14 awards from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The following awards were announced Sunday:
Outstanding Achievement for News Programming – Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+)
WKOW, Madison: Molson-Coors Shooting
Ed Reams, Executive Producer; Evan Bolin, Roderick Curry, Robert Newell,... - MORE -
The following is from WBA Young Professional Committee member Heather Poltrock who works at WSAW-TV in Wausau.
There is no feeling worse than being unprepared. In broadcasting, preparation is everything.
I remember the first time I filled in at the assignment desk. I’d been at the station about two years,... - MORE -
A Dane County judge has agreed with a Milwaukee TV station seeking the release of emails from Gov. Tony Evers.
In September 2019, FOX6 (WITI-TV) requested more than four weeks of emails to and from Gov. Evers and his chief of staff, Maggie Gau. The request was part of an... - MORE -
WISN-TV morning anchor Sheldon Dutes is leaving the Milwaukee station to return to his hometown, Orlando.
Dutes will be morning anchor at WESH-TV.
While at WISN-TV, Dutes won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming. Before coming to Milwaukee, he was a reporter at WNBC-TV in New York... - MORE -
The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks nominations
for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. Now in its 12th year, the Shadid Award recognizes ethical decisions in reporting stories in any medium, including print, broadcast and digital, by journalists working for established news organizations or... - MORE -
After the year of news you’ve had to cover, no one would blame you for feeling stressed out.
Poynter this morning is sharing tips to help journalists ward off burnout.
The article suggests starting by understanding trauma and practicing digital wellness.
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In TV news, a fair amount of stories we cover include people with disabilities. Their stories shed light on medical advancements, their spirits are uplifting, and most often, sharing their story with a local audience can help generate much-needed financial support.
But sometimes it’s tough when you know you need... - MORE -
There are two things I know for sure: Salads always taste better when someone else makes them. And probably once a week you do something to annoy your assignment editor.
It really takes a special person to handle the role of the Assignment Editor. There is a ton of responsibility,... - MORE -