Category Archives: News

Free session to train on covering political extremism

The following free session from Poynter is available on Sept. 20. You can apply here before Sept. 16. Here are additional details: Covering Political Extremism in the Public Square Increased intimidation, threats and violence surround democratic process and participation in the United States. This free, one-day online workshop will help... - MORE -

Marquette senior awarded RTDNA scholarship

A senior at Marquette University in Milwaukee is receiving a $2,500 scholarship from RTDNA. Kaylee Staral is graduating in December and pursuing a degree in journalism with concentrations in digital media and communication leadership. Staral is currently a CNN Newsource Production intern at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta and has previously... - MORE -

Four Democrats face off in 3rd Congressional primary debate on WPR

Voters in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District can get more insight on four Democratic Party candidates with a special Wisconsin Public Radio debate broadcast on July 22 at 10 a.m. Rebecca Cooke, Deb McGrath, Mark A. Neumann, and Brad Pfaff are seeking their party’s nomination in the Aug 9 primary election.... - MORE -

Learn how to track American Rescue Plan spending

Poynter is hosting a free session to help journalists track American Rescue Plan spending. Here’s more: In the recovery act from 2009, there was an $800 billion stimulus. The American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law one year ago, provides a total $1.9 trillion. Journalists haven’t covered federal ... - MORE -

Column: When transparency is treated with contempt

Most of the time, public officials in Wisconsin obey the state’s openness laws. Sometimes, they need a little prodding from the courts. But the recent conduct of Robin Vos and Michael Gableman is something altogether new, and deeply disturbing. Both Vos, the speaker of the state Assembly, and Gableman, whom... - MORE -

Matenaer leaves WTMJ radio

A co-host of Wisconsin’s Morning news on WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee is leaving after seven years. Jane Matenaer’s last broadcast was Friday. She joined WTMJ in 2015 after five years in mornings at B93.3 (WLDB) and 25 years at 99.1 The Mix (WMYX). Matensar said she doesn’t plan on retiring but... - MORE -

Sandlin to anchor WISN-TV weekend evening newscasts

Cyreia Sandlin is WISN 12’s (WISN-TV’s) new weekend evening news anchor. Effective July 25, she will join meteorologist Daji Aswad at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, along with Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sandlin replaces Kristen Pierce, who recently took on new duties as... - MORE -

Maloney joins Big Radio as reporter, anchor

Southern Wisconsin’s Big Radio group has hired Sean Maloney to pick up news reporter and anchoring duties for the cluster’s stations including WCLO in Janesville and four other stations in the cluster. Maloney was most recently the sports director and announcer at WFAW, WSJY, and WKCH in Fort Atkinson.   WCLO... - MORE -