When reporting on issues in your community, are you doing all you can to reach out to a diverse group representing the actual community?
Melba Newsome is writing this week for the Reynolds Journalism Institute about how to find those sources and getting them to agree to talk to you.... - MORE -
The Wisconsin Humanities Council is hosting a virtual panel on water justice and public policy in Wisconsin as part of its Behind the Headlines project. This event is designed for journalists, community leaders, and policy makers focused on the water justice issues related to climate change.
The free event is... - MORE -
A new newscast at Green Bay TV station WBAY is getting attention from Knight-Cronkite News Lab
News Director Matt Kummer in the article says reaction to the 4:30 newscast has been “overwhelmingly positive.”
Read all about it here
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Starting out in the broadcast journalism field is tough. Many smaller markets employ a “sink-or-swim” mentality due to small staff size which can leave many young reporters floundering. Questions like these often go un-answered:
Where can I look for story ideas?
What stories can I pitch about (x) topic?
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WBAY-TV anchor Kevin Rompa announced his retirement Friday
after 32 years on the air in the Green Bay market.
“I arrived here back in 1989 to become Green Bay’s very first morning show anchor and I never left. In fact, in the 32 years I’ve been here, I’ve never even... - MORE -
Melissa Langbehn is marking 30 years on the air at WAOW-TV in Wausau and the station is marking the anniversary Friday.
Langbehn joined the station in 1991. She is the lead anchor at News 9, anchoring the 5 p.m. news and co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news. As a reporter, she... - MORE -
People are relying on local media to give them good information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
RTDNA is helping with a list of dos and don’ts in your vaccine coverage.
Check it out here.
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Go out to eat with someone who has worked as a server, and you’re almost certain to hear what the person waiting on your table should be doing better. Show off your DIY home improvement project to your friend who is a general contractor, and you can bet that friend... - MORE -
From our friends at Poynter:
The Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship
is a year-long dynamic experiential fellowship that blends educational opportunities with work experience to accelerate your career in journalism.
As a fellow, you’ll have the opportunity to find placement as a paid, full-time journalist at a participating news outlet
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The RTDNA is offering a session on Feb. 25 about social media ethics:
As the RTDNA Code of Ethics states clearly, our guiding principles are governed by Truth and Accuracy in reporting above all else. This dedication extends out from on air reporting and digital news platforms to social media
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