Category Archives: News

Newsrooms brace for Thursday

Did your newsroom have plans for Thursday? You’ll need to reschedule. As you’re no doubt already aware, Thursday is shaping up to be a big day in Washington DC, which means it will be a big day for broadcast newsrooms around the country. Poynter explains the same-day confluence of the ... - MORE -

More tools go online for investigative journalists

Investigative journalists have no shortage of online tools to help when connect the dots on important data-driven stories, but Google is adding to the pile with a new dataset search. The tool features an assortment of data in searchable format. So, while many tools help you organize data, this is... - MORE -

Wisconsin FOIC celebrates 40 years

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is celebrating 40 years of advocating for openness in government. A celebration is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Assembly Parlor in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The event will feature speakers and the unveiling of open government artwork and the Wisconsin... - MORE -

Work underway on WBA debates

The panelists for the WBA gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates are working hard at preparing for the debates coming up in October. The panelists for both debates met on Tuesday to discuss topics that might later be formulated into questions for the candidates in each debate. Moderator Jill Geisler is... - MORE -

Committee comes closer to recommendation on police body cameras

A legislative committee studying the use of police body cameras held its second meeting on Thursday and made progress in recommending legislation on the issue. The committee is trying to establish uniform regulations for law enforcement using body cameras. Legislation on body cameras passed in the Assembly but was not... - MORE -

Following Hurricane Florence from stations on the ground

As you can imagine, broadcasters along the area where Hurricane Florence is about to hit are preparing themselves to stay on the air to keep their local audiences informed. If you want on the ground reporting, the local broadcasters will be providing community-by-community information you won’t get on the national... - MORE -

Inform the public about these lesser-known offices

Wisconsin voters will be choosing in November the next Secretary of State and State Treasurer, but how many Wisconsin residents know who they are or what they do? Perhaps you don’t know either? The Secretary of State is required to: “maintain the official acts of the Legislature and Governor, and... - MORE -

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism marks 10 years

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is celebrating 10 years on the investigative news beat and celebrated Thursday night at Memorial Union on the UW campus in Madison. The celebration featured a panel discussion with David Maraniss, Associate Editor at the Washington Post, Cara Lombardo, a reporter at the Wall... - MORE -