Midwest Environmental Advocates has published an open government guide for Wisconsin covering open meetings and open records laws.
The 15-page document would be helpful to anyone new to Wisconsin’s openness laws.
The document can be downloaded here [PDF]
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A common criticism of hurricane coverage by news outlets is the live shot we’ve all seen of a reporter trying to stay on his or her feet as they stand in the thick of the storm.
Poynter is arguing that these reporters play an important role because if those outside... - MORE -
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting the following free session on the topic of connecting journalism research and practice:
It is now well-established that the long-time economic model on which the news industry has relied is no longer sustainable. Facebook, Google, and declining levels of popular trust in
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Two Wisconsin broadcast newsrooms have won National Murrow Awards, including a Madison station awarded for overall excellence.
won the award in the small market television category for overall excellence. WITI-TV won the podcast award for the Open Record podcast
Find the full list of winners here
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A thunderstorm can disrupt someone’s day, even if the storm isn’t, strictly speaking, “severe” as defined by the National Weather Service.
Talent coach and weather content consultant Tim Heller, writing for RTDNA, says, “Local TV station weather teams usually do an excellent job connecting with viewers during severe weather. But... - MORE -
After three years as sports director at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Reece Van Haaften is making a move to Tennessee.
Van Haaften is headed to WATE in Knoxville.
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Your WBA is offering members free access to a Poynter educational session titled “Fighting Fakes and Truth Decay.”
The session is online on Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. CT. You can learn more and sign up here.
Here’s what you will learn:
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Your WBA is offering members free access to a Poynter educational session titled “Battling Bias.”
The session is online on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. CT. You can learn more and sign up here.
Here’s what you will learn:
Where do our biases come from?
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Your WBA is offering members free access to a two-part Poynter workshop on powerful storytelling.
Here’s what will be covered:
–Finding and developing compelling characters
–Finding sharp story focus
–What goes where in the story and why
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A reporter at Wausau TV station WSAW-TV is one of 20 TV journalists from across the country awarded a fellowship from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
The fellowship means Emily Davies will join the TV Data Journalism Bootcamp
taking place in September.
The fellowship received financial backing from the Knight... - MORE -