Monthly Archives: November 2017

Evjue Foundation awards $5,000 for WNAF civics bowl effort

MADISON – The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, has awarded the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation a $5,000 grant to support its effort to launch a statewide high school civics competition. The WNA Foundation was one of 44 grant recipients Evjue announced Wednesday. “We are incredibly grateful for the Evjue Foundation’s support…

Death Notice: Gail T. Griswold

Gail T. Griswold, who owned the West Salem Journal with her husband, Donald W. Griswold, died Nov. 23 at the age of 93. She was born June 13, 1924, in Sparta and graduated from West Salem High School in 1942. In 1945, she graduated from the St. Francis Nursing School in La Crosse and married…

Your Right to Know: Many school districts fail test on records

Editor’s Note: Your Right to Know, a monthly column by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, is available for publication at no cost. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association is a founding member of the council.   By Tom Kamenick and Libby Sobic Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty State law makes nearly all governmental records open…

Join SPJ-Madison for happy hour with Sarah Kliff of Vox

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a happy hour event with leading health care journalist Sarah Kliff on Thursday, Nov. 30. Kliff is a senior policy correspondent and podcast host at Vox, and has spent seven years chronicling the debate around the Affordable Care Act. All area journalists and journalism…

Ad-libs: Why ask questions in headlines?

By John Foust Headlines are the entrance ramps to effective advertising. The better the headline, the higher the readership. The key word is “engagement.” How can you engage readers – with just a few words? Consumers are naturally drawn to headlines which promise benefits or announce relevant news. That’s a logical place to start, as…

WATCH: Video of the 2017 Hall of Fame Banquet

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association honored Watertown Daily Times Managing Editor Tom Schultz and former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editor Marty Kaiser during the 2017 Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame Banquet & Fundraiser on Nov. 16 at The Madison Club. The Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame was created in 2001 to honor visionaries and innovators in the…

Schultz, Kaiser inducted into Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame

MADISON — The Wisconsin Newspaper Association inducted two longtime editors into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame on Thursday, joining 48 other leaders who have previously been recognized for significant contributions to the newspaper industry. Thomas Schultz, managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, and Martin Kaiser, former editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, were…

Stanley joins WNA Board of Directors

George Stanley, editor and senior vice president of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has joined the WNA Board of Directors as its newest member. The board was scheduled to meet Thursday for its regular quarterly meeting in Madison. Stanley was named editor of the Journal Sentinel in 2015 after leading the newsroom as managing editor for…