Category Archives: News

Changes To The State’s Circuit Court Access Website (CCAP)

For some time, there’s been discussion about changing what reporters and the general public can see on the state’s popular circuit court access site, known as CCAP. Most notably, many dismissed cases will be removed from WCCA. Felonies, small claims, and numerous other case types will be removed after... - MORE -

SPJ Endorses Protection Of Student Newsrooms

If you’re working in broadcast news, odds are strong that you got your first taste of the profession by working on your high school’s student newspaper – and then for your college radio or TV station. The Society of Professional Journalists is reaffirming its support for independent student newsrooms. Next... - MORE -

Tools To Help Spot Fake Videos

Technology has arrived at the point where talented people can make completely fake videos which seem real. I wasn’t fooled for one second watching the video in a Buzzfeed article from today. While the video itself was convincing, it was immediately apparent to me that the voicetrack was definitely not... - MORE -

Ethics And “Journalism”

In a day and age where Rush Limbaugh refers to himself as “America’s Anchorman”, the lines between Journalism and entertainment have been blurred almost beyond recognition for many Americans. David Graham of The Atlantic has some thoughts about Sean Hannity’s ethical mess. Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

Pull-it-ser Or Pew-lit-ser?

It’s Pulitzer Prize day – and many of the winners have been announced – and now we’ll have the annual difference of opinion on whether it’s PULL-it-ser or PEW-lit-ser. There is a definitive answer, if you’re a fan of pronouncing surnames the way the owner of the name does. The... - MORE -