FOIC Survey: Dems back more openness, GOP mostly mum

Editor’s Note: This is a column from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. In advance of the Nov. 6 elections, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council surveyed candidates for state Assembly and Senate to gauge support for initiatives to require more openness by public officials, including the Legislature. We sent... - MORE -

Preparations underway for WBA gubernatorial debate

The panelists for the WBA Foundation’s gubernatorial debate on Friday night are meeting Thursday to finish preparing questions for the candidates, Gov. Scott Walker and State Superintendent Tony Evers. The debate will be held at WMTV-TV in Madison. WBA Hall of Famer Jill Geisler is moderating the debate and the... - MORE -

Panel talks about dangers facing journalists

A panel discussion on Wednesday talked about the safety of broadcasters and journalists in light of new threats. The panel discussion titled “Personal Safety in Today’s Broadcasting Environment” was led by WLUK-TV News Director and WBA Board member Juli Buehler. The panel included RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley, Quincy Media... - MORE -
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Open Records Law

As a reporter working in Wisconsin, you should be aware that our state has a very strong open records law, both in the statutes passed by the state legislature and in the case law where the open records law has been tested in court.  In Wisconsin, there is a presumption... - MORE -