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Leland H. “Korny” Krue­ger, longtime publisher of the Marion Advertiser, dies at 89
  •   July 13, 2018

Leland Krueger Leland H. “Korny” Krue­ger, publisher of the Marion Advertiser for nearly two decades, died July 12, 2018, at the age of 89. Leland was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Marion, to Louis and Martha Krueger. He was a resident of Marion and Mission, Tex., for most of his life. He graduated from Bonduel…

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Bennett named president of TEMPO Madison
  •   July 12, 2018

WNA Executive Director Beth Bennett was installed Tuesday, July 10, as president of TEMPO Madison, an invitation only, peer-to-peer organization in greater Madison that connects women leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience to support, advise, learn and create relationships with one another. Bennett has been a member of the group since 2010 and on the…

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Petition opposing newsprint tariffs has nearly 11,000 signatures
  •   July 12, 2018

As of Tuesday, July 10, a petition opposing newsprint tariffs had 10,637 signatures, according to Paul Doyle, senior vice president of public policy for the News Media Alliance. The Alliance and the STOPP Coalition, of which the WNA is a member, plan to file the petition with the International Trade Committee prior to the July…

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Golf outing to honor former Peshtigo Times sports editor
  •   July 12, 2018

The fourth annual Friends of Mike Golf Outing will be held July 27 at Little River Country Club in Marinette. The event, which honors long-time baseball umpire and Peshtigo Times sports editor Mike Gardon, consists of a four-person scramble and a $25 donation to the Mike Gardon Scholarship fund. To register, call the Little River…

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Free Member Content: July 12, 2018
  •   July 12, 2018

The Capitol Report Marquette academic freedom decision could have broader impact The case of a Marquette University professor could have impact far beyond the Milwaukee campus. In this week’s Capitol Report, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which handled the case for conservative political science professor John McAdams, said universities everywhere should take notice….

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For workplace safety, short-term fixes matter but they’re not enough
  •   July 10, 2018

(Editor’s note: Randy Van Dyne, executive director of the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay, Ohio, spoke at the 2018 Ohio News Media Association convention on workplace safety and wrote this column at ONMA’s request. One of the center’s specialties is training media outlets such as ABC News on both on-site and…

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WNA Foundation to honor 13 industry leaders during Aug. 17 Memorial Pylon ceremony
  •   July 5, 2018

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….

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Wisconsin publisher to testify during newsprint tariff hearing
  •   July 5, 2018

Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Wisconsin Free Press Group and president of the WNA Foundation, will testify July 17 during the International Trade Commission‘s hearing on proposed newsprint tariffs. The Wisconsin Free Press Group includes the Campbellsport News, the (Mayville) Dodge County Pionier and the Kewaskum Statesman. Johnson is also vice president of the National Newspaper…

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Better Writing with Bart: Enterprise Reporting
  •   July 4, 2018

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…

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How to help Capital Gazette
  •   July 2, 2018

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…

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