Monthly Archives: November 2020

Free session to focus on legal challenges

From mconnors on Morguefile 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 -

Want to anchor? Now is your chance

Heather Poltrock 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 -

7 Wisconsin broadcasters win 14 Midwest Emmys

From middlewick on Morguefile 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 verbal fire drill

Heather Poltrock 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 -

Dutes leaving WISN-TV to return to Orlando

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 -

Don’t get newsroom burnout

From Mrooczek262 on Morguefile 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. Read more here.... - MORE -

Your assignment editor’s biggest pet peeves

Heather Poltrock 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 -