Monthly Archives: February 2022

Learn how to track stimulus funds

Poynter is offering a free data journalism workshop series is designed to help local journalists track and analyze how the American Rescue Plan and other federal stimulus funds are used in their communities. Areas of focus include: public health, public safety, infrastructure and environment. You can read more and apply ... - MORE -

Garza to join WISN-TV in March

Gabriella Garza will be the weekend morning news anchor on WISN 12 starting March 9. Along with meteorologist Molly Bernard, Garza will anchor ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, Garza will provide in-depth... - MORE -

WISN-TV names Pierce weekend evening news anchor

Milwaukee TV station WISN 12 News (WISN-TV) has named Kristin Pierce is the station’s new weekend evening news anchor. Pierce will work alongside meteorologist Daji Aswad at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, along with Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. starting at the end of... - MORE -

Maguire named to lead content for GKB Milwaukee

Ryan Maguire has been named director of content for Good Karma Brands Milwaukee. Maguire has an extensive background in news, talk and sports brands, including as Director of News and Programming at News/Talk KIRO in Seattle. While there, he led a team that earned eight Edward R. Murrow Awards for... - MORE -

Google trying to boost local news publishers

Morguefile license Google announced a change this week aimed at improving the visibility of and traffic to local news websites. “The improvement to Google’s ranking system would enable local news sources that are deemed authoritative and relevant to appear more often alongside national publications in features such as Top Stories. This ensures... - MORE -

Survey: Newsrooms putting more effort into diversity

From Prawny on Morguefile A survey by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications shows journalists are finding notable changes at their media organizations, including new training programs, hiring procedures and policies related to language used about communities of color. You can read more here.... - MORE -

Column: Local news deserves a break today

In recent years, the news business in Wisconsin has seen a lot of bad news. Dozens of newspapers have closed. Revenues are way down. Staffs are being trimmed. And “vulture” hedge funds are circling, threatening to pick clean the bones of this once robust industry. But there is at least... - MORE -