Weekly Briefing | April 26, 2018
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How the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel focused on prioritizing with a “Stop Doing” list
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel created a list of activities that don’t contribute to its audience-centric strategy in an effort to find time and resources to devote to more meaningful tasks. The list, which emerged during a Table Stakes meeting, is one that can be replicated across all newsrooms. 
UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics conference to explore issues related to production, dissemination of news
Division, Denial & Journalism Ethics, the UW-Madison's Center for Journalism Ethics' 10th annual conference, will kick off tomorrow morning with a keynote from former New York Times reporter Justin Gillis, who is the Science Writer in Residence at UW-Madison and is working on a book about how to solve global warming. The conference, which features panels and group discussions throughout the day will focus on how institutional, organizational and individual decisions in newsrooms affect American discourse and beliefs. 
Eau Claire native, former Journal Sentinel reporter part of Pulitzer-winning team
Ellen Gabler, an Eau Claire native and former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, learned Monday she and a team of reporters at The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize's public service category for stories detailing longtime sexual harassment and abuse of women by men in the entertainment industry, media and politics. She discussed the honor earlier this week with her hometown newspaper, the Leader-Telegram.
Calling potential interns & newspapers seeking interns: Apply for the WNAF internship program by May 1
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation is seeking applications from student journalists and member newspapers for its 2018 summer internship program. Up to five interns and host newspapers will be selected to participate in the program. Selected newspapers will receive a $1,200 matching stipend to help fund the internship. 
Order your duplicate plaques, certificates by May 14
Do you need additional plaques or certificates for your winning Better Newspaper Contest entries? Submit your order by May 14
Among Friends
Raquel Rutledgea Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, received the 2018 Distinguished Watchdog Award Thursday, April 19, at the Wisconsin Watchdog Awards.

Last year, Rutledge exposed dangerous practices and prompted change through her work on stories including the newspaper's "Burned" series and her coverage of widespread issues with tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts.

>> Read about all the evenings' honorees here.
Sarah Razner (pictured left) has been promoted to reporter at The (Fond du Lac) Reporter following Jillian Ellison's transfer to her home paper, the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier.
Laurie Zacharias, a UW-Milwaukee graduate with degrees in communication and information technology, will fill the community content specialist role previously held by Razner.

Brett Baehman, a UW-Oshkosh journalism graduate, will also join the staff as an editorial assistant for both The Reporter and the Oshkosh Northwestern. 
Harry Maier, who served as the business editor at the Green Bay Press-Gazette for 22 years, died Wednesday at the age of 90.

After graduating from UW-Madison, Maier spent five years at the Portage Daily Register before joining the Press-Gazette, where he worked as a reporter, city editor, state editor, and for 22 years, business editor.

>> Read story.
Lyle Sielaff, a longtime newspaperman who worked at the Kaukauna Times for 35 years, died Wednesday, April 18, at the age of 102.

Sielaff was involved in the industry since the age of 18 and owned interests in newspaper companies including the Hilbert Favorite, the (Chilton) Calumet Printing Company and the Hustisford News.

>> Read obituary.
Richard 'Ric' Casson, who worked as a newspaper printer and plant manager for 47 years in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

Casson worked for 47 years as a newspaper printer and plant manager in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

>> Read entire obituary.
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