Category Archives: News & Announcements

Three former WNA members to join Milwaukee Press Club Media Hall of Fame

The Milwaukee Press Club will recognize six journalists and posthumously honor two others during its Media Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. Among the honorees are three journalists with ties to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. They are Garry D. Howard, Damien Jaques and the…

Adams Publishing Group buys Pioneer News Group

The Pioneer News Group Co. announced Oct. 5 that it was selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah along with a newspaper and commercial print facility, various shoppers and websites. The sale is expected to be…

NNA warns higher postal rates probable without reform

National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (S.C.) News, announced to community newspapers that publishers could expect significant increases in postage rates in 2019 if Congress does not enact a postal reform law this year. The U.S. Postal Service has issued a warning that the 2018 postage increase will likely be its…

State Bar seeking entries for Golden Gavel Awards

The State Bar of Wisconsin is accepting entries for its annual Golden Gavel Award competition, which honors journalists who have helped enhance the public’s understanding of the justice system. The contest is open for stories that were broadcast or published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. There is no fee to enter the…

We need you (to judge a newspaper contest!)

Each year, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association swaps contest judging responsibilities with another state press association. This year, members of the WNA will judge the Iowa Newspaper Association‘s editorial, advertising and collegiate contests. The INA needs at least 75 volunteers to judge their contests, and we hope you’ll consider signing up. It’s a great opportunity to…

Tell Congress: No ad tax!

As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, lawmakers searching for more tax revenue may target the business advertising deduction. It could have a drastic impact on bottom lines not only for newspapers in Wisconsin, but for your advertising partners and clients. A new coalition – Businesses Against the Ad Tax, or BAAd Tax – is making…

WNAF seeking sponsors, congratulatory ads for Hall of Fame Banquet

Each year, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation honors visionaries and innovators in the newspaper industry. This year’s Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame Banquet & Fundraiser will be Nov. 16 at The Madison Club. This year’s inductees are former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editor Martin “Marty” Kaiser and Watertown Daily Times Managing Editor Tom Schultz. Event proceeds will…

WNA participating in shopping survey

The WNA has partnered with Pulse Research to conduct a comprehensive shopping statewide survey of WNA-member audiences with the goal of helping you generate more revenue in 2018. There is no cost to the association or you. Summary Survey promotion will start Oct. 4 and run until we reach a statewide sample of 400. A survey…

What’s new on the WNA’s new website?

The WNA launched its new website yesterday, bringing a much-needed upgrade to www.wnanews.com. There are a few more pages we’re working to finish up, but overall, the website is ready for visitors and we’re excited to show off its many new and improved features. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new: Easy Navigation We’ve created…