Monthly Archives: June 2018

Censored graduation speech reaches national audience after being published by local newspaper

When a Tomahawk High School valedictorian decided against speaking at her graduation after school administrators attempted to censor her, the Tomahawk Leader published her speech in its entirety. It has since received more attention than author Cait Christenson could have ever imagined. Her silenced speech, which discussed discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality, has since…

Appeals court affirms release of UW-Oshkosh professor records

The 2nd District Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Winnebago County judge’s release of personnel records to Alexander Nemec, a reporter with UW-Oshkosh’s student newspaper, The Advance-Titan. Nemec filed an open records request in March 2017 for a complaint against Willis Hagen, a business professor of more than 30 years at UW-Oshkosh, and documents related to…

How to strategize in the face of exorbitant newsprint tariffs

How to strategize in the face of exorbitant newsprint tariffs By Tony Smithson Vice President of Printing Operations, Bliss Communications With the Trump administration’s announcement of preliminary duties on Canadian newsprint producers up to 32 percent, publishers are left wondering how to deal with resulting price increases. To make a difficult situation even worse, these…