Monthly Archives: June 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Trees Retreat

The schedule has been announced for the 70th Annual WNA Trees Retreat, and registration is now open. Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism, will present Friday’s workshop, during which he’ll discuss the rural-urban divide & the role of newspapers, reporting beyond the county line and new challenges in community journalism. The Trees…

Supreme Court favors openness in Appleton schools case

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association and other advocates for government transparency praised a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that found the state’s open meetings law applies to committees that take action on behalf of governmental entities. The court ruled in John Krueger v. Appleton Area School District Board of Directors that a committee of…

WNA Foundation talks future plans

The WNA Foundation Board of Directors met Thursday to discuss long-range goals at the WNA office in Madison. During the meeting, the board reviewed plans for future educational offerings – including the annual Trees Retreat and workshops on public notices and local government reporting – and finalized plans for the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame…

WNA, WisTax presenting government reporting workshop

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has partnered with the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to present a one-day reporting seminar aimed at helping journalists better navigate local government data and documents. “Reporting on Local Govnerment in Wisconsin,” which will be held July 20 in Madison, will include discussion on a wide variety of governmental bodies, including counties,…

Save the date for the WNA Foundation Trees Retreat

Since 1947, friends and colleagues in the newspaper industry have traveled to Wisconsin’s Northwoods to take part in the annual Trees Retreat, relaxing beneath the pines while learning new skills to take back home. The WNA Foundation’s end-of-summer tradition returns Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25 at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. Planning…

WNA announces new online ad campaign

The WNA is offering digital house ads to members to promote the newspaper industry. The branding campaign directs readers to a website that includes an interactive map of local newspapers and highlights recent stories where WNA members are making a difference in their communities. The ads are available for download in JPG and InDesign format. Members…