Monthly Archives: October 2022

Marotta named first female sports director at WKOW-TV

Karley Marotta is WKOW-TV’s first ever female sports director. She was promoted from weekend sports anchor/reporter to sports director and will anchor the weeknight sportscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. “Karley has been a crucial member of our sports team and the perfect choice to lead our sports department.” said... - MORE -

Tips for avoiding unconscious bias

From Alvimann on Morguefile If you’re concerned about unconscious bias affecting your story selection and assignments in your newsroom, The Current has some information on the topic. “How to fix the unconscious biases in your newsroom’s pitch process” was published last week. You can find it here.... - MORE -

WPR welcomes 3 journalism fellows 

Wisconsin Public Radio’s commitment to the highest standards of journalism includes training early career and underrepresented reporters each year. In 2022, three new journalism fellows joined WPR’s news team. “Educating new journalists through these fellowships is some of the most important work we do,” said interim WPR Director Tom Luljak.... - MORE -

Column: AG candidates weigh in on transparency

Josh Kaul and Eric Toney are miles apart on many issues, but when it comes to open government, the candidates vying for Wisconsin attorney general in the Nov. 8 election agree: more money is needed to handle enforcement of the state’s transparency laws. The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council sent... - MORE -

Duluth/Superior station combines news operations

KBJR-TV, Gray’s NBC and CBS affiliate in Duluth/Superior is combining its journalism operations into one team: Northern News Now. The station said the move makes Northern News Now the largest newsroom in the Duluth-Superior television market and allows for local newscasts at new times on CBS at 4 p.m. and... - MORE -