Category Archives: News

Facebook wants to support local news

Facebook made an announcement yesterday saying that it wants to do more to support local news. “We heard one consistent answer: people want more local news, and local newsrooms are looking for more support. That’s why today we’re announcing an expanded effort around local news in the years ahead.” Read ... - MORE -

Another reminder about being safe reporting from the field

A local news reporter in California was attacked while reporting live on Facebook from the scene of crime. Check out the video: It’s another reminder about the importance of safety, especially when you’re working in the field. This was the subject of a panel discussion the WBA had at the... - MORE -

Records released in Racine County case

Most of the documents connected to an open records case in Racine County will be released with redactions after a closed court hearing earlier this week. The case involves Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Alderperson Sandy Weidner. Last August, the city attorney sought an ethics violation sanction against... - MORE -

Shepherd joins anchor desk at CBS 58

Veteran journalist Natalie Shepherd will be the new evening co-anchor at CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) in Milwaukee. Shepherd will join Bill Walsh on the anchor desk for the CBS 58 news at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., as well as the CBS 58 news at 9 p.m. on WMLW, The M.... - MORE -

‘The assignment is not the story’

A Minneapolis area TV reporter is offering advice to reporters who might not see their daily assignments as storytelling opportunities. Boyd Huppert says that to tell good stories a reporter needs an inquisitive mind and willingness to take risks. “The assignment is not the story,” Huppert said. “Our job as... - MORE -

WBA Awards entries due WEDNESDAY!

Your submissions for the WBA Awards for Excellence are due at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. If you’re a procrastinator, it’s now time to stop procrastinating. WBA Vice President Linda Baun is hard at work making sure stations are getting their submissions in without any problems. She’ll be at her desk... - MORE -

Column: Democracy depends on open government

They say what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, but when it comes to public records, the state Legislature doesn’t seem to believe in this principle. In Wisconsin, cities, police and fire departments, state agencies, and even the governor’s office are required to retain public records and... - MORE -

Awards deadline less than a week away

The deadline to submit for the WBA Awards for Excellence is less than a week away. The contest closes on Jan. 9 at 11:59 p.m. This video provides important tips for making sure you avoid disqualifications, especially if you’re compiling your work close to the deadline: Here is some other ... - MORE -