Category Archives: News

Breaking news closes WBA offices

It’s not often that the WBA is affected by breaking news, but this was the view from the WBA offices when a fire started at an MG&E substation on Friday morning. The fire resulted in a power outage affecting the WBA offices, which has not yet been resolved. As a... - MORE -

Bill would protect privacy of lottery winners

A proposed bill in the state legislature would protect the identity of lottery winners to prevent harassment. Current Wisconsin law doesn’t allow winners to remain anonymous. Wisconsin FOIC President Bill Lueders said the lawmakers pushing the bill have offered no examples of the harassment they day lottery winners have experienced.... - MORE -

Fellowships available to journalists

Working journalists are invited to apply for fellowships to attend Media Law School 2019, to be held Sept. 18-21 in Columbia, South Carolina at the University of South Carolina. The Media Law School is an intensive seminar that teaches journalists about criminal and civil law and procedure with a focus... - MORE -

Memphis reporter to join WTMJ-TV

A news reporter in Memphis is coming home to Milwaukee. Tony Atkins will join WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee in mid-August. Atkins is from Milwaukee and graduated from UW-Milwaukee. Atkins has been with Cox Media Group since 2014, most recently with WHBQ-TV in Memphis.... - MORE -

Column: Lawsuit put end to abusive practice

Wisconsin’s open records law applies to all records requests, big or small. But under former Attorney General Brad Schimel, the Wisconsin Department of Justice implemented a restrictive policy that limited access based on the number of potentially responsive emails. After being sued by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD),... - MORE -