Category Archives: News & Announcements

More historic Wisconsin newspapers to be added to Library of Congress database

Twenty-three historic newspapers from Ashland, Baraboo, Edgerton, Hurley, La Crosse, Ladysmith, Madison, Milwaukee, Viroqua, Wabeno, Washburn, Wausau and Wauwatosa will be added to the Library of Congress database Chronicling America, the Wisconsin Historical Society has announced. Wisconsin joined the National Digital Newspaper Program in 2015 and has already contributed over 110,000 pages of local historic newspapers to…

4 Tips for Writing Engaging Stories

Bart Pfankuch, a Menasha, Wis., native, is an investigative reporter for South Dakota News Watch. During his time in Wisconsin, Pfankuch had stints at the Fitchburg Star, The (Madison) Capital Times and the (Eau Claire) Leader-Telegram. Before joining News Watch, he served as editor of the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal. The following is an installment of his…

AP Stylebook updates include rule change for collide

AP Stylebook announced several AP Style changes Friday, April 27, at the annual American Copy Editors Society conference in Chicago. They include: survivor, victim Use these terms with care because they can be imprecise and politically and legally fraught. Survivor can denote someone who has lived through an injury or disease, but also can apply…

Trees Retreat dates announced

The WNA’s annual Trees Retreat returns Aug. 16-17 to Eagle River, Wis. The retreat — one of the association’s longest standing traditions — includes two days of educational and networking opportunities. Check back for additional programming and registration details in early June, and R.S.V.P. to the Facebook event to receive updates. Lodging A block of rooms is available at…

Students, host newspapers sought for summer internship program

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation is accepting applications from students and member newspapers for consideration to participate in the 2018 WNAF Internship Program. Up to five interns will be placed at up to five WNA-member newspapers across the state during the summer of 2018. Schedules will vary based on the newspapers’ needs, but interns will earn…

WNA Foundation announces 2017 contest winners, Newspapers of the Year

MADISON — The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation on Friday presented awards to winners of the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest at the Sheraton Madison Hotel during the organization’s annual convention. The 2017 Better Newspaper Contest included 2,819 entries from 119 newspapers. Eligible entries were published between Sept. 1, 2016, and Aug. 31, 2017. Entries were judged by members of the Iowa Newspaper…

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…