Monthly Archives: October 2021

Kummer headed to Tennessee

WBAY-TV News Director Matt Kummer is staying with Gray but moving to Knoxville, Tennessee to lead the newsroom at WVLT-TV/WBXX-TV. “After an amazing decade leading the WBAY-TV newsroom, I’m heading south,” Kummer wrote on social media. “Already memorizing the lyrics to Rocky Top!” Kummer started at WBAY-TV in 2011. Before... - MORE -

Madison TV station recognized by RTDNA

Madison TV station WISC-TV was recognized Wednesday by RTDNA during the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City. WISC-TV was one of eight stations across the country to be recognized for overall excellence, the biggest prize in the competition. You can read more about the Murrow Awards... - MORE -

Jordan returns to Midwest to anchor at WISN-TV

Award-winning journalist Gerron Jordan is joining “WISN 12 News This Morning” as the live desk anchor on weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., beginning Nov. 8. Jordan will work alongside co-anchors Adrienne Pedersen and Diana Gutiérrez, meteorologist Lindsey Slater, and Matt Salemme in News Chopper 12. Prior to joining... - MORE -

Learn more about trans in sports

From Andrs24 on Moguefile Many states, including Wisconsin, are taking up bills restricting transgender athletes’ ability to participate on sports teams that match their gender identity. Here’s a timely and free session from Poynter to get you up to speed on the topic: During the 2021 legislative session, seven states passed laws that restrict... - MORE -

TV Journalists: Get peer feedback on your work!

Looking for Feedback on Your Reel?   Your WBA is offering members outside feedback on their work through a peer review panel!   This initiative from the WBA Young Professionals Committee makes it easy for you to submit your work and receive feedback from a team of fellow broadcasters who will tell... - MORE -

Session tackles redistricting, elections

From Morguefile user gracey Poynter is offering a free session for journalists looking to learn more about redistricting and how it affects elections. This will be particularly important for journalists in a state like Wisconsin where redistricting is a high profile issue. Here are the details: States are actively redrawing political districts based on ... - MORE -

Session Reminder: Improve your storytelling abilities

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  –How to make words and video work seamless together even when you have... - MORE -