Wausau media joins discussion about race, police

A year-long discussion about law enforcement and the media in the Wausau area continued Wednesday night with a panel discussion about race.

The panel included Chris Conley, Operations Manager at Midwest Communications in Wausau and representatives from the Wausau Police Department, a local school, clergy, a women’s group, and the local newspaper.

The panel discussed race relations with police in the Wausau area and how those relations are covered by local media. The event started out with focus groups that gave feedback to the panel.

The event is one in a series of events that’s part of the Behind the Headlines project supported by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Chris Conley