Monthly Archives: September 2021

Geisler offers ideas to avoid ‘imposter syndrome’

Don’t let the doubt produced by imposter syndrome keep you from giving your best in the newsroom. WBA Hall of Famer, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago, and Freedom Forum Fellow in Women’s Leadership, Jill Geisler, wrote on this topic for the Journalism Institute. Here... - MORE -

Lehmann moves to Milwaukee

A morning show co-anchor at WSAW-TV in Wausau is moving to Milwaukee. Emerson Lehmann will be a reporter at CBS 58 (WDJT-TV). Lehmann grew up in Milwaukee. He starts his new job in November.... - MORE -

Duluth reporter promoted to assistant news director

A reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth is being promoted to assistant news director. Jessie Slater joined the station in January 2017 and has served as weekend anchor, 5 p.m. anchor, and 10 p.m. weekday lead reporter. She led coverage of the Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board. Her promotion... - MORE -

LeSavage named news director at KBJR-TV

Assistant News Director Briggs LeSavage has been promoted to news director at KBJR-TV in Duluth. A Duluth native, LeSavage started at KBJR-TV as a co-anchor, producer, and reporter in 2016. She’s a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she studied communications and journalism. “Our... - MORE -

Watch session about reporting on suicide

Your WBA is offering free training to newsrooms on how to report on suicide deaths. The free training comes from the Poynter Institute. It was held Sept. 15 and the recording is now available here. Here’s more about the session: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in ... - MORE -

Lueders to be inducted into Open Government Hall of Fame

Bill Lueders The President of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council will be inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s State Open Government Hall of Fame. Bill Lueders is one of four to be inducted Sept. 30. The Coalition wrote of Leuders: Bill Lueders is editor of The Progressive and author ... - MORE -

Session discusses connecting journalism research and practice

RJI The Reynolds Journalism Institute is holding a session next month about bridging the gap between journalism research and practice. Here’s more: Despite the looming crisis in journalism, a research-practice gap plagues the news industry. Journalism Research that Matters argues that an underappreciated factor in the news crisis is a potentially ... - MORE -

Foster leaving anchor desk in Wausau

Heather Foster is leaving the anchor desk at WSAW-TV in Wausau to spend more time raising her family. Foster made the announcement Monday. She’s decided to stay home and raise her infant daughter. She and her husband will remain in the Wausau area to raise their family. “I started my... - MORE -