Do you have a great idea to improve fact-finding in journalism?
Apply for the Fact-Finding Innovation Initiative, a joint project of the Facebook Journalism Project and the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute. Grants will be given out at $15,000, $50,000, and $70,000.
The first round of applications closes... - MORE -
If you’re busy in the newsroom, you might not be aware of all the work engineers are currently doing to prepare your TV station for new technology that could affect viewership.
RTDNA is providing an update with this article
about visual experiments that could be paradigm changing for TV.
The... - MORE -
The WBA is offering a workshop and numerous webinars to help prepare journalists for the 2020 elections.
We told you earlier about this Poynter workshop featuring Al Tompkins
which will take place in Madison on Jan. 25. Just this week we’ve added a two part webinar titled “Covering the 2020... - MORE -
Eight Wisconsin broadcasters won 22 awards last weekend from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The following awards were handed out Saturday in Chicago:
Outstanding Achievement for News Programming – Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+)
WISC, Madison: Historic Flooding in Southern Wisconsin
Stephanie Fryer,... - MORE -
The American Press Institute is offering a paid summer internship in news analytics.
This person should be a college student or recent graduate with interest in the following:
The news industry and audience engagement analytics
Thinking about newsroom social media strategy
Learning about how journalists can use analytics to better... - MORE -
A lawsuit announced Friday challenges the Madison School District’s decision to deny an open records request citing the unwillingness of the requester to identify themselves.
The suit alleges
that the district is unlawfully insisting that the requester identify themselves before it will turn over records.
Tom Kamenick, President and Founder... - MORE -
Journalists know well the importance of avoiding “officialese” when writing. That is, they know they should avoid using the same vocabulary as their sources and instead write using words that make their message as clear and concise as possible.
takes this to the next step by suggesting that... - MORE -
A resolution that would punish anyone who edits before publishing a news release about water conservation has been watered down and tabled after two Lafayette County meetings on Tuesday.
“Under no circumstances is the media allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to interpret the results for... - MORE -
The UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics is taking nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.
The Shadid Award is different from other journalism prizes in that it seeks to recognize the difficult, behind-the-scenes decisions reporters make in pursuing high-impact stories and in fulfilling their ethical obligations to sources,... - MORE -
UPDATED: The resolution mentioned below will not be considered. Read more.
A committee in Lafayette County is proposing a resolution that would punish anyone who edits before publishing a news release about water conservation.
The resolution was brought to the attention of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Under no... - MORE -