Monthly Archives: January 2022

Data shows increasing dangers for journalists

From GaborfromHungary on Morguefile RTDNA is pointing out some important data that suggests that the job of journalist is getting more dangerous around the world. Here are the key facts highlighted by RTDNA contributor Michael Castengera: The number of journalists jailed for their work hit a global record in 2021. More female journalists were... - MORE -

Local newsrooms examine long-term impacts of pandemic on classrooms

Books by somethingholden on Morguefile There’s no doubt that the pandemic affected the education of millions of children, and local newsrooms are being asked to help assess the extent of the problem. The Associated Press is launching a nationwide education reporting network. A full-time team at the AP will work with local newsrooms for the... - MORE -

TMJ4, Marquette University partner on debates

Marquette University and TMJ4 News (WTMJ-TV) will co-host a series of televised political debates as Wisconsin voters prepare to go to the polls in three high-profile 2022 elections. The series of debates will focus on Milwaukee’s mayoral race as well as Wisconsin’s race for governor and U.S. Senate. Each debate... - MORE -

Nominations sought for 2021 Opee Awards

FOIC President Bill Lueders and Co-Vice Presidents Christa Westerberg and April Barker The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, a nonprofit group that works to protect access to public meetings and records, is now accepting nominations for its annual Openness in Government Awards, or Opees. Awards are given in six categories: Popee (political openness award): Recognizes extraordinary service to the cause of open... - MORE -

Newsrooms making use of AI technology

From DarrenHester on Morguefile An online presentation on Jan. 12 at 1 .m. CT will explain how newsrooms are using emerging AI technology. Here’s more: Join leaders from the Associated Press’s Local News AI program for this webinar, where they will reveal initial findings to their national scorecard and share how U.S. local radio ... - MORE -

Column: A primer on how to obtain public records

Every time an elected official sends an email, it becomes a public record. When an employee at a government agency makes a purchase, that transaction is the public’s business. Whenever a permit or license is issued by a government authority, this is information you should be able to obtain. These... - MORE -