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.
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Newsrooms have recently had to consider when and how to properly label something as racist.
The Associated Press is providing guidance which is explained in this broader piece recently republished by Poynter
The article features insights from Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a leading scholar on race and history at Harvard... - MORE -
It’s natural to be competitive, but there might be cases when journalists might want to team up to tackle a huge project.
That’s the case with climate change and a numerous local newsrooms now working with National Geographic to put a local focus on a global issue.
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New research shared this week suggests that coverage of political outrage news could not only fail to boost engagement on digital platforms, but it could hurt your credibility.
This article from Katalina Deaven at the Center for Media Engagement
explains how the research defines “outrage news” and how coverage of... - MORE -
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 -
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 -
Perhaps you’re new to shooting video or perhaps it’s been awhile since you got instruction and might want some reminders about what makes great video.
This article outlines the five steps to better visual storytelling
These are tips for beginners, but it never hurts for veterans to review these... - MORE -
KCCI in Des Moines recently paid tribute to the men and women behind the camera with a program about news photographers. The station was recently named Station of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.
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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 -
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 -