Category Archives: News

Get a grant to support your fact-finding idea

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 -

TV looks to new technology to boost viewership

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 -

8 Wisconsin broadcasters win 22 Midwest Emmys

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 -

Summer internship on news analytics available

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 -

Critical thinking key to clear, concise writing

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. This article takes this to the next step by suggesting that... - MORE -

Nominations sought for Anthony Shadid Award

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 -