Monthly Archives: March 2018

WNA Foundation names five ‘Future Headliners’

Five rising stars working in the Wisconsin newspaper industry have been named “Future Headliners” by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation. The recognition program – first launched in 2014 – honors emerging new leaders (age 30 and under) in the news media industry who display good character, leadership and professionalism not only at work, but in…

Rutledge named 2018 Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog

Raquel Rutledge, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award. The award recognizes an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin and is a highlight of the eighth annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner, set for…

Salute your staff in the Better Newspaper Contest awards tab

Celebrate your newspaper staff’s accomplishments and congratulate your colleagues in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest results tab. The WNA is selling signature, quarter-, half- and full-page ads in the results tab, which will be distributed following the Better Newspaper Contest Awards Banquet on April 13. A total of 500 papers will be distributed at the…

Ad-libs: One way to avoid the accidental sales jibe

By John Foust Selling and sailing have a lot in common. Consider the jibe. A sailboat cannot sail directly into the wind, but it can sail at angles to the wind. The closest point of sail is approximately 45 degrees to the left or right of the wind direction. Turning the bow (the front) of…

More tariffs announced as WNA, NNA reps head to D.C. to meet lawmakers

Representatives of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and publishers from nearly 30 states met with federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C., today to address new newsprint tariffs that could have serious consequences for the newspaper industry. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 0 to 22.16 percent on Canadian imports…

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names ‘Opee’ winners

Gov. Scott Walker, several journalists and a courageous private-sector employee are among those honored by the 2017-18 Openness Awards, or Opees, bestowed annually by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. The state Legislature, meanwhile, is being singled out for negative recognition. The awards, which are being announced today in advance of national Sunshine Week (sunshineweek.org),…

Your Right to Know: Let the sunshine in!

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 Mark Pitsch In my career as a journalist, I have encountered many public officials who respect government openness and transparency….