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Ad-libs: Don’t let your presentation sputter at the end
  •   October 23, 2017

By John Foust Raleigh, NC  Alex is an ad manager who wants his sales team to be professional from start to finish. “Some sales people talk too much, especially at the end of a sales conversation,” he said. “It’s like a car that diesels when you turn off the ignition. The engine just keeps on…

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WNA offering 15 scholarships to Media Law for Journalists workshop
  •   October 18, 2017

The WNA is offering 15 scholarships to attend the Media Law for Journalists workshop being held Oct. 26 at the Chicago Tribune. The scholarships will be awarded to the first 15 respondents and will include the $20 registration fee (includes breakfast and lunch) and a $50 stipend to assist in covering miscellaneous expenses to be…

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Three former WNA members to join Milwaukee Press Club Media Hall of Fame
  •   October 12, 2017

The Milwaukee Press Club will recognize six journalists and posthumously honor two others during its Media Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. Among the honorees are three journalists with ties to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. They are Garry D. Howard, Damien Jaques and the…

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Death Notice: Oliver Dewey Williams
  •   October 12, 2017

Oliver D. Williams, 89, former managing editor of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, died at his home in Middleton on Aug. 26. Williams was a graduate of Wild Rose High School and the University of Wisconsin journalism school. He served in the Army. After graduation, he worked as a reporter at the Waushara Argus and…

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Adams Publishing Group buys Pioneer News Group
  •   October 12, 2017

The Pioneer News Group Co. announced Oct. 5 that it was selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah along with a newspaper and commercial print facility, various shoppers and websites. The sale is expected to be…

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NNA warns higher postal rates probable without reform
  •   October 12, 2017

National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster (S.C.) News, announced to community newspapers that publishers could expect significant increases in postage rates in 2019 if Congress does not enact a postal reform law this year. The U.S. Postal Service has issued a warning that the 2018 postage increase will likely be its…

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State Bar seeking entries for Golden Gavel Awards
  •   October 12, 2017

The State Bar of Wisconsin is accepting entries for its annual Golden Gavel Award competition, which honors journalists who have helped enhance the public’s understanding of the justice system. The contest is open for stories that were broadcast or published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. There is no fee to enter the…

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Design For Readers: Design is … how it works
  •   October 11, 2017

By Ed Henninger “DESIGN IS NOT just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs. That’s it. In one brief sentence. Of course, readers want a newspaper that looks right…and feels right. They want the look and feel of their paper to reflect their community. But what they want…

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Lindblad returns to Waunakee as new assistant editor
  •   October 6, 2017

The Waunakee Tribune welcomed an assistant editor to its staff. Peter Lindblad, former sports editor and reporter, has accepted the position and new role. Lindblad had a brief hiatus from the paper then returned to begin his new position. Lindblad will cover the Waunakee Community School Board and the Town of Westport, and write features…

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We need you (to judge a newspaper contest!)
  •   October 5, 2017

Each year, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association swaps contest judging responsibilities with another state press association. This year, members of the WNA will judge the Iowa Newspaper Association‘s editorial, advertising and collegiate contests. The INA needs at least 75 volunteers to judge their contests, and we hope you’ll consider signing up. It’s a great opportunity to…

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