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4 WNA Foundation interns join Wisconsin newspapers

Four Wisconsin newspapers will receive stipends from the WNA Foundation to help support a summer internship. The 2018 WNAF interns are: Valders Journal Emma Dill, a Manitowoc native, will join The Valders Journal for the summer. Dill’s internship helps fill a staffing gap while the newspaper’s full-time reporter Todd Bergmann is out on extended medical leave….

Be repeatable: Tips for an effective sales presentation

A sales principle that bears repeating By John Foust Carl is a marketing manager who has been on the receiving end of hundreds of media presentations. He knows a thing or two about effective sales techniques. “Most of the time, I’m the point person to gather information about advertising options,” he said. “I frequently need…

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…

Registration is open for the 2017 Trees Retreat

The schedule has been announced for the 70th Annual WNA Trees Retreat, and registration is now open. Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism, will present Friday’s workshop, during which he’ll discuss the rural-urban divide & the role of newspapers, reporting beyond the county line and new challenges in community journalism. The Trees…

Supreme Court favors openness in Appleton schools case

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association and other advocates for government transparency praised a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that found the state’s open meetings law applies to committees that take action on behalf of governmental entities. The court ruled in John Krueger v. Appleton Area School District Board of Directors that a committee of…

WNA Foundation talks future plans

The WNA Foundation Board of Directors met Thursday to discuss long-range goals at the WNA office in Madison. During the meeting, the board reviewed plans for future educational offerings – including the annual Trees Retreat and workshops on public notices and local government reporting – and finalized plans for the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame…

WNA, WisTax presenting government reporting workshop

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has partnered with the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to present a one-day reporting seminar aimed at helping journalists better navigate local government data and documents. “Reporting on Local Govnerment in Wisconsin,” which will be held July 20 in Madison, will include discussion on a wide variety of governmental bodies, including counties,…