Category Archives: News & Announcements

Reserve your UW Band tickets by Feb. 2

Each year, members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association gather in Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin’s annual spring Varsity Band Concert. This long-standing tradition provides an opportunity for members to socialize with colleagues, friends and family, while enjoying a truly unique show. This year’s concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the…

Tariffs expected to increase cost of newsprint

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association, National Newspaper Association and News Media Alliance are encouraging members to contact Congress to push back against preliminary tariffs that could drive up the cost of newsprint prices. Tony Smithson, vice president of printing operations for Bliss Communications in Janesville, said increased costs on uncoated groundwood paper are likely under preliminary…

Participate in the 2018 Newspaper Institute survey

The Newspaper Institute (formerly known as the Institute of Newspaper Technology) at the University of Tennessee is conducting an anonymous survey of newspaper publishers and managers to evaluate the state of the newspaper industry. In 2017, the survey was completed by publishers and managers at more than 900 newspapers in the United States and Canada. Kevin Slimp, director…

Remember When: Publishers grew, sold Christmas trees for scholarships

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Wisconsin publishers began a unique tradition in an effort to raise money for journalism students — they started growing Christmas trees. Proceeds from the harvests funded annual scholarships to Wisconsin journalism students who planned on careers in community journalism. To bring attention to the scholarship and forestry education, publishers occasionally sold…

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…

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…

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…