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WNA Foundation to honor 13 industry leaders during Aug. 17 Memorial Pylon ceremony

The WNA Foundation will honor 13 industry leaders during this year’s Memorial Pylon ceremony Aug. 17 in Eagle River, Wis. They are: James Brayer, (Madison) Agri-View James Michael Brayer was born June 17, 1945, in Milwaukee, and grew up in Marshfield, where he attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Columbus High School in 1963….

How to help Capital Gazette

Following Thursday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., several fundraisers have been set up to help those affected by the tragedy that killed editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, 61; assistant editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; sportswriter John McNamara, 56; Rebecca Smith, 34, a sales assistant hired in November; and Wendi Winters, 65, a community correspondent in…

Teamsters urge Commerce Department to reject newsprint tariffs

The Teamsters Union, which has expressed support of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, has urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to reconsider the proposed tariffs on newsprint. “By our analysis, this proposed tariff could affect hundreds of Teamster families … and threaten tens of thousands more jobs across the country among the pressman, mailers…

Fight harmful newsprint tariffs

On July 17, the International Trade Commission will hear testimony on preliminary newsprint tariffs that threaten more than 600,000 jobs across the country. Members of Congress have been encouraged to testify or submit comments to describe the impact of these tariffs on U.S. jobs. Also, the Secretary of Commerce has recently expressed his interest in receiving information…

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…

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…

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…

WNA joins coalition to fight proposed newsprint tariffs

The WNA has joined a coalition of associations and companies fighting potential newsprint tariffs that threaten more than 600,000 jobs across the country. The STOPP Coalition joined together to fight the proposed government tariffs initiated by the North Pacific Paper Co. (NORPAC), a small Washington State mill with no other pulp or paper operations in…

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…