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Better Writing with Bart: Enterprise Reporting

Enterprise reporting goes beyond the obvious By Bart Pfankuch When it comes to interviewing reporter candidates, many editors want to see examples of so-called enterprise reporting. I just finished serving as a judge for several reporting and writing categories for the Washington Newspaper Publishing Association, and I can tell you that the winners across the…

Your Right to Know: Don’t shut down access to court records

Don’t shut down access to court records By Mark Belling A few weeks back, while looking into a court case in Waukesha County, I went to the court’s website seeking contact information. There were a few phone numbers but no email addresses. So I called one of the numbers and asked for the judge’s email…