Weekly Briefing | June 14, 2018
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Four Wisconsin newspapers welcome WNAF summer interns
Four Wisconsin newspapers have been awarded stipends through the WNA Foundation Internship program. The 2018 WNAF Interns are:
  • The Valders Journal will host Emma Dill, a journalism and political science student at the University of Minnesota.
  • The Lake Geneva Regional News will host Mara Matovich, a journalism student at UW-Madison.
  • The (West Bend) Daily News will host Nikki Brahm, a journalism and political science student at the UW-Oshkosh.
  • RiverTown Multimedia will host Rachel Helgeson, a journalism student at the UW-Eau Claire.
Call to Action: Urge Baldwin, Johnson to sign newsprint tariff letter
As we work to represent your interests and defeat proposed newsprint tariffs that threaten to permanently increase the cost of newsprint, the WNA is asking its members to call Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson and ask that they sign onto the letter being circulated by U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) that opposes NORPAC's petition to impose tariffs that would have a detrimental impact on American jobs and the newspaper industry.  

Final determinations are expected in August by the International Trade Commission, following a July 17 hearing, and in September by the Commerce Department.
Outdoor journalist, photographer to keynote Lakes Conference
Keith Crowley, noted outdoor photographer, journalist and author of "Gordon MacQuarrie: The Story of an Old Duck Hunter," "Wildlife in the Badlands" and "A Passion for Grouse," will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference.

The all-day conference — set for Friday, June 22, at Spooner High School — will offer several educational presentations, informative exhibits and networking opportunities for lake enthusiasts. 
Twitter announces personalized news notifications
Twitter on Wednesday announced it will soon offer personalized news notifications to its users. Currently, Twitter offers breaking news notifications for users who want to be kept up-to-date on what's happening around the world. Now it will offer personalized updates based on users' interests, including who they follow and what they Tweet about.
National Newspaper Week 2018 to be observed week of October 7
Wisconsin Newspaper Association to produce this year's content
National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 7-13, 2018. The annual celebration marks the impact of newspapers in their communities. NNW is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., the consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry. This year, the WNA will generate content for national distribution, including editorials, cartoons, promotional ads and more. If you're a WNA member interested in helping with content creation, please contact WNA Member Services Director Julia Hunter. 
Among Friends
John Sadler has joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporterSadler, who earned his master's degree in journalism in May from the University of Missouri-Columbia, will serve as a government watchdog reporter. Sadler served as a state government reporter and later assistant city editor of the Columbia Missourian, and he wrote his master's thesis on the practices of newswire services during the Battle of Aleppo. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from Louisiana Tech University and briefly worked for Investigative Reporters and Editors
Sophie Carson has also joined the Oshkosh Northwestern staff. Carlson, a New Berlin native, will cover breaking news for The Northwestern and The (Fond du Lac) Reporter. Carlson graduated in May from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., with a bachelor's degree in journalism and Spanish. There she served as director of TommieMedia, the university's student-run news organization. Carson previously interned for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and participated in a 10-day student reporting seminar in Jerusalem through the Philos Project.
Brett Baehman, an alumnus of both Lourdes Academy and the UW-Oshkosh, joined the Oshkosh Northwestern staff in April

Baehman serves as an editorial assistant for both The (Fond du Lac) Reporter and the The Northwestern. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh last year with a degree in journalism with an emphasis on writing, editing and public relations.
Nicole Ki, senior studying journalism and pursuing a certificate in Asian American Studies at UW-Madison, is one of 21 recipients of a 2018 ProPublica Diversity Scholarship.

Ki will receive a $700 scholarship to attend the Asian American Journalists Association's annual conference. Ki, who has reported for The Badger Herald and the Wisconsin Center of Investigative Journalism, broke her first big story in 2016 when she wrote about a black student and his controversial clothing line that highlighted racism. 
The Vilas-County News Review has won six 2018 National Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest awards. The staff received second place awards in Best Local News Coverage and Best Use of PhotographsBetsy Boulden and Jo Daniel received third place for Best Single Ad (Black & White). Honorable mentions were awarded to Kurt Krueger, Gary Ridderbusch and Doug Etten for Best Editorial Pages and Kruger for Best Photo Essay.

The News-Review also received a General Excellence recognition, although the place will be kept confidential until after awards are presented during the NNA Convention on Sept. 29 in Norfolk, Va.
Hannah Tetzlaff has joined The Ripon Commonwealth Press as an education, regional and legal reporter. She is replacing Maic D'Agostino, who moved to Ohio, where his pastor wife has taken a call with the church. 

Tetzlaff graduated in May from Ripon College, where she served as a copy editor, arts & entertainment editor and finally chief editor at the student newspaper, College Days. She got her start in journalism during the summer of 2016, when she was a reporter for the Green Laker.
Regan Kohler stepped down last month as editor of the (Hayward) Sawyer County Record. Kohler, who served as a reporter and editor at several newspapers throughout her journalism career, started at the Sawyer County Record in 2014 as managing editor.

General Manager Paul Mitchell has taken on the role of editor. Kohler stepped down to pursue her lifelong passion of teaching fitness full-time, she wrote in a recent farewell column.
Kathy Hanson, an occasional columnist for the (Hayward) Sawyer County Record has joined the newspaper's staff part-time.

As a staff writer, Hanson will write features, columns and news stories, and take photos. Hanson's columns include "Boomer Life" in the Sawyer County Record and "Lake Living" in The Visitor magazine.
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Facebook: Instant Articles Builder*
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AP Stylebook Online’s features & functionality*
Colleen Newvine & Chris Cohick, AP Stylebook
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Selling our unique strength: Audience. 
Charity Huff, Managing partner, Maroon Ventures
July 26
How to Turn Facebook’s Changes Into Big Ad Dollars!
Ryan Dohrn, Brain Swell Media
Ads for newspapers and newspaper equipment are posted on the WNA's Buy-Sell-Trade page as a free service to members. Ads are $35 for 60 days for non-members. Recent posts include: 
Items for sale
• Letterpress engravings
• 2013 Cheshire 7000
• Bunn 1691 tying machine

Newspaper for sale
• The Marion Advertiser
Whether you're looking for a new job or are hoping to fill a position, the WNA Careers Page is a great resource. Recent job postings include: 
Program Assistant - Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Assistant Editor - Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press

Advertising Sales Rep - News Publishing Company

Reporter - Lake Geneva Regional News

Page Designer - Lee Enterprises

State Government Reporter Wisconsin State Journal
see all jobs
The Wisconsin Openness Report is a weekly newsletter produced by the WNA highlighting coverage of public records, open meetings and First Amendment issues.

Tomorrow's report to feature:

Schimel left 26 rape kits untested during his tenure as DA

Chippewa County open meetings lawsuit dismissed

Records: Public works director resigned involuntarily following complaints

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