A Legislative Study Committee has completed work on a bill that would regulate the use of police body cameras in Wisconsin.
Legislation on body cameras passed in the Assembly but was not brought up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the last session. The study committee... - MORE -
A Madison TV station is getting recognition for the fact-checking it did during the midterm elections.
Poynter interviewed WISC-TV’s Jessica Arp about the station’s Reality Check project, which it called one of the oldest local fact-checking projects in the country.
Arp told Poynter that Reality Check is what viewers talk... - MORE -
The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.
Now in its tenth year, the award recognizes ethical decisions in reporting stories in any medium, including print, broadcast and digital, by journalists working for established news organizations or publishing... - MORE -
Live crews sometimes deal with the unexpected. In this case, a live crew for a Milwaukee TV station was visited by a coyote.
The crew from Fox 6 (WITI-TV) shot the video (above) and later found that the coyote had been chewing on one of their cords.... - MORE -
The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting its second “Speed Networking” event for journalism students from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The event, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
, will be in 2195 Vilas Hall at UW-Madison (821 University Ave.)
... - MORE -
NPR’s David Folkenflik
is in Wisconsin this week and met Wednesday morning, the day after the general election, to talk to supporters of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
Based in New York City, Folkenflik serves as media correspondent for NPR News and as host and editor of On Point
... - MORE -
Election Day is finally here. Wisconsin broadcast newsrooms are ready to break whatever news happens today.
Thank you to all the broadcasters who’ve worked hard covering the lead up to the election and your efforts to keep voters informed.
We wish you luck with your election coverage tonight and hope... - MORE -
Secrecy in government, compounded by court-ordered secrecy, gives rise to speculation and rumor. That never serves the public interest.
A case involving Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Alderperson Sandy Weidner illustrates that very well. Last August, the city attorney sought an ethics violation sanction against the alderperson for... - MORE -
WBA Newsroom readers might realize it, or they might not, but much of what this site is today is due to Tim Morrissey.
His contributions to the site are explained this the most recent column from WBA President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind
. We encourage you to read it.
“As... - MORE -
A man known for being a consumer watchdog for Milwaukee area viewers has died.
Tom Hooper worked in local news for 35 years, mostly as the watchdog reporter for WITI-TV. He died Oct. 19 in Georgia. He was 85.
Hooper’s reports changed Wisconsin, leading to changes in laws dealing with... - MORE -