Category Archives: News

State Senate approves body camera bill

The Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday approved a bill on a voice vote that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras. A companion measure will be considered by the State Assembly on Thursday. The bill was the product of a Legislative Study Committee in which representatives of... - MORE -

Sessions available to learn about Wisconsin water

The Wisconsin Humanities Council is offering a series of regional events this year regarding “Wisconsin’s Water Future.” They are inviting Wisconsin’s newsrooms to join the sessions to learn more about the topic. Reporters are, of course, also welcome to cover the events. They are as follows: April 25 – La... - MORE -

Webinar to focus on rebuilding trust with your audience

How do you make good decisions when covering the toughest stories in a 24/7 news cycle while they are breaking right in front of you? In this 24/7 news world, speed is important, but the cost of errors is a loss of trust from your audience. Journalists make mistakes when... - MORE -

Broadcasters speak in support of body camera bill

The Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on State Affairs on Thursday held a public hearing on a bill (AB896) that would establish statewide rules for how police use body cameras. The Assembly bill is a companion to an identical bill in the State Senate (SB50). WKOW-TV News Director Ed Reams and... - MORE -

UW to focus on ‘crisis in local news’

On April 24, 2020, the Center for Journalism Ethics will host its 12th annual journalism ethics conference at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisconsin. Titled “Journalism Ethics & the Crisis in Local News” the conference will be free and open to the public.  This conference will bring together... - MORE -

Journalists show commitment to community

Journalists are committed to their community and sometimes they get a chance to demonstrate that with their actions. Dan Plutchak, Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WKOW-TV in Madison shared this story: Reporter Jennifer Kliese and photojournalist Matthew Anderson were covering flooding in a rural area of southern Wisconsin. ... - MORE -

App helps female journalists

A new app is aimed at helping female journalists take action against harassment, bullying, and assault. JSafe, from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, allows users to upload attackers’ email or social media handles, store photo or video evidence and alert the app to varying levels of threats. You... - MORE -