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Student bypasses bigger jobs to run small hometown paper

Nash Weiss, a 21-year-old incoming senior at UW-Madison, is serving as interim editor of his hometown paper, the Mondovi Herald-News.

Weiss, who recently completed an internship with NBC-TV News in Washington, D.C., returned to Mondovi to fill in for longtime editor Beth Kraft while she is on maternity leave for the summer, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bill Glauber wrote in a feature about the young journalist.

"You feel like you need to serve your local community," Weiss told the newspaper. "I grew up here, I care about the community, I always will. This is the way I could give back."

Milwaukee Press Club to honor 4 newspaper journalists

The Milwaukee Press Club announced Monday the journalists who will be inducted into the club's Media Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Of the eight inductees, four worked at Milwaukee newspapers. They include Elizabeth (Betsy) Brenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Marilyn Krause, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Stuart Wilk, Milwaukee Sentinel & Dallas Morning News; and Nathan Conyers, (deceased), Milwaukee Times.

Memorial Pylon numbers adjusted; 4 to be inducted in 2019

The WNA Foundation will honor 10 industry leaders during this year's Memorial Pylon ceremony Aug. 17 in Eagle River, Wis. Due to family travel arrangements and schedules, the inductions of Audrey Reichert Lyke, The Ripon Commonwealth Press; Janet Flaherty, The Milton Courier; Jerald Dennis Losness, Cornell Courier; and James Brayer, Agri-View, will be postponed until 2019.

Police body cam study committee holds first meeting

(Left to right) Legislative Council Staff Attorney Steve McCarthy, Chris Taylor, D-Madison, Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, Dan Schmidt, Principal Analyst & Operations Manager for Legislative Council, and James Friedman, media attorney and WNA Foundation Board member, hear testimony today during the first meeting of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Police Body Cameras. The committee is tasked with reviewing law enforcement policies regarding the use of body cameras and recommend legislation to establish uniform procedures regarding the retention and release of body camera video for state and local law enforcement agencies.

WCIJ to celebrate 10-year anniversary Sept. 6 in Madison

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 6 at Tripp Commons at the UW-Madison Memorial Union. Washington Post Associate Editor David Maraniss, Wall Street Journal reporter Cara Lombardo and UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication Associate Professor Mike Wagner will discuss the future of local and state investigative journalism. Jessica Arp, chief political reporter and assistant news director at WISC-TV News 3, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Cap Times Idea Fest returns to Madison for second year

Cap Times Idea Fest, a two-day event focused on how to “Reach a Better State,” returns Sept. 28-29 to the UW-Madison campus, The Capital Times announced Wednesday. This year’s festival will feature two dozen sessions on politics, equity, the economy, the environment, culture and more. Among those scheduled to speak are former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and David Axelrod, former adviser for President Barack Obama.

UW Center for Journalism Ethics adds 2 to advisory board

The Center for Journalism Ethics at UW-Madison has added two new members to its advisory board. Brennan Nardi, communications director at Madison Community Foundation and former editor of Madison Magazine, and Brent Jones, assistant managing editor for training and outreach at The Wall Street Journal, are the advisory board’s newest members.
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Pete Wasson has been named editor of the Ashland Daily Press.

Wasson previously worked as a reporter, local news editor and assistant managing editor of the Wausau Daily Herald. He also served on the Wisconsin Associated Press Editors Association board.

Wasson succeeds Larry Servinsky.
Eric A. Johnson, editor and publisher of FYI Northwoods news, has retired, he announced earlier this month in a column
 
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