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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…

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…

Assembly approves bill allowing public notices for some free distribution papers

A bill that will make free distribution newspapers eligible to publish public notices in municipalities that do not have a paid distribution newspaper was approved Feb. 20 by the state Assembly. Assembly Bill 731, which was drafted with input from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, was approved on a voice vote without discussion. Its companion bill…

WNA Foundation seeking nominations for Future Headliners program

Do you know a young news, advertising or marketing professional who’s making a difference in the newspaper industry? We want to recognize them and share their stories during the 2018 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Convention & Trade Show. The WNA Foundation is accepting nominations for the “Future Headliners” program, which will honor up to five young…