Category Archives: News

Koglin to join CBS 58

A former anchor in Milwaukee is joining CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) as the station’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. Nicole Koglin was a morning show anchor at WITI-TV before leaving in July. Her role at CBS 58 is a new one for the station. She will oversee all aspects of station projects... - MORE -

Stations break new ground on reporting on racial inequity

If your newsroom is interested in improving your coverage of racial inequity, you’ll want to read about what a group of ABC owned stations are up to. Knight-Cronkite News Lab is highlighting the work of eight stations that took on a project funded by the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge. ... - MORE -

Column: State needs a more open redistricting process

Wisconsin lawmakers will soon begin redrawing congressional and state voting boundaries, in accordance with the latest Census. It’s a good time to reflect on how that process has played out before — and for the public to demand greater transparency this time around. A good example of how things ought... - MORE -

Cultuvate diverse sources for your stories

When reporting on issues in your community, are you doing all you can to reach out to a diverse group representing the actual community? Melba Newsome is writing this week for the Reynolds Journalism Institute about how to find those sources and getting them to agree to talk to you.... - MORE -

Learn about Wisconsin’s water future

The Wisconsin Humanities Council is hosting a virtual panel on water justice and public policy in Wisconsin as part of its Behind the Headlines project. This event is designed for journalists, community leaders, and policy makers focused on the water justice issues related to climate change. The free event is... - MORE -

Young professionals find support, advice in Facebook groups 

Starting out in the broadcast journalism field is tough. Many smaller markets employ a “sink-or-swim” mentality due to small staff size which can leave many young reporters floundering. Questions like these often go un-answered: Where can I look for story ideas? What stories can I pitch about (x) topic? Where... - MORE -

Langbehn marks 30 years at WAOW-TV

Melissa Langbehn is marking 30 years on the air at WAOW-TV in Wausau and the station is marking the anniversary Friday. Langbehn joined the station in 1991. She is the lead anchor at News 9, anchoring the 5 p.m. news and co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news. As a reporter, she... - MORE -