Monthly Archives: December 2020

Study suggests it’s better to keep website comments

Morguefile license If you’ve ever wanted to know what would happen if you were to disable comments on your website, a group of newsrooms tried it out to see what would happen and the findings are now available. The study found that benefits of having a comment section outweigh the negative effects... - MORE -

Time for journalists to take bow

Journalists faced challenges on many fronts in 2020 and RTDNA is calling out the groups of reporters who went above and beyond in the last year. RTDNA is recognizing election reporters, fact checkers, consumer reporters, health care journalists, and local broadcasters. Read all about it here.... - MORE -

Telemundo Wisconsin adds late news co-anchor

Telemundo Wisconsin (WYTU-TV) is adding anchor Alexis Dominguez to join co-anchor, Miguel Ramirez on Noticiero Wisconsin every weekday at 10 p.m. Dominguez comes to Milwaukee from Colorado Springs, where she was the Telemundo anchor and reporter for KRDO. After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State... - MORE -

Fannon joins CBS 58 in Milwaukee

Emilee Fannon is joining CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) in Milwaukee as the station’s Capitol Bureau Correspondent. Fannon will join the station in January and will be based in Madison. She spent the last three years as the Capitol Bureau Chief for WKOW-TV in Madison. During the 2020 Presidential election she interviewed... - MORE -

Poynter offers year-end look at best, worst of 2020

The year 2020 will stand out in history in many ways. Poynter is taking a look back at the milestone year with a review of the best and worst of the year in the world of broadcast news. The review highlights the media personality of the year, best national news,... - MORE -

Podcast celebrates broadcast journalism

If you’re into broadcast news (which you must be if you’re reading this) and you’re also looking for podcasts to listen to, we’ve got just the thing for you today. A new 12-episode podcast titled “We Interrupt This Broadcast” celebrates the history of broadcast news. It debuts in February. You... - MORE -

Gutiérrez joins WISN-TV’s anchor desk

Diana Gutiérrez is coming to Milwaukee in early January to join ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ and ‘WISN 12 News at 11:00 a.m.,’ in early January. Gutiérrez joins Adrienne Pedersen and Eden Checkol weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and will also serve as co-anchor on ‘WISN 12 News... - MORE -

Clear reporting critical on COVID-19 vaccine

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is here, but the end to the pandemic will take some time, effort from the public, and clear reporting from journalists. Poynter wrote this week about what journalists need to know about the vaccine, with a list of facts about the vaccine and vaccine distribution. You... - MORE -

Journalists rethinking how to describe people in crime stories

From DodgertonSkillhause on Morguefile Poynter is writing this week about how some newsrooms are changing the words they use to describe people in the criminal justice system. in order to replace dehumanizing language. Person-first language is a linguistic prescription that puts a person’s humanity above other identity labels, with the intent of avoiding marginalization ... - MORE -