Weekly Briefing | May 17, 2018
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Bill would suspend newsprint tariffs
A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a bill that would suspend tariffs being imposed on imported Canadian newsprint. The bill, which was introduced Wednesday, would also require the Department of Commerce to review the economic health of the printing and publishing industries
Newspapers and printers across the United States have told Congress that the tariffs — as high as 32 percent — threaten to decimate the newspaper industry. Many local newspapers have experienced price increases and a disruption in supply since preliminary duties were assessed earlier this year, causing immediate economic harm. A final decision is expected on Aug. 2.
'Behind the Headlines' event to focus on trauma-informed care
The Milwaukee Press Club’s May 23 "Behind the Headlines" event will focus on how trauma-informed care in Milwaukee and statewide is helping heal children and adults affected by generational trauma. The series is part of an ongoing effort by the MPC to encourage in-depth analysis of the most important issues in the Milwaukee community. The initiative called "trauma-informed care" has received significant attention since last fall, when the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published its series "A Time to Heal," which focused on the downward spiral of trauma, poverty, unemployment, crime and desperation that has afflicted large sections of Milwaukee since the mass loss of industrial jobs beginning in the 1970s. 
Brandenburg stays positive during cancer fight
Dan Brandenburg, who has owned the Marion Observer since 1985, will participate as an "honorary survivor" in Saturday's American Cancer Society Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run at City Park in Appleton. Brandenburg, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer in February 2017, finished his 16th round of chemotherapy last month, he recently told the (Appleton) Post-Crescent his tumor has shrunk and he’s feeling stronger every day.
Sign up by tomorrow to judge WNPA newspaper contest
Each year, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association partners with another state newspaper association to swap contest judging responsibilities. This year, our partner is the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, and we're still looking for volunteers to help judge their contest. Entry categories include editorial, advertising, photography, special section and web entries. Judges will receive their assignments and instructions in early June and will have approximately one month to review entries and finalize their judgements on the Better Newspaper Contest online portal.
Among Friends
Brian Sheridan, an Oshkosh native and 2016 UW-Eau Claire journalism graduate, is the new lifestyle editor for The (Sun Prairie) Star
Sheridan served as editor-in-chief of UW-Eau Claire's student newspaper The Spectator and also has worked with several publications in the Chippewa Valley area, including as a web content specialist for Volume One and as a reporter for the Chippewa Herald. He most recently served as the editor for the Tri-County News and August Area Times
Dan Paulick, a well-known Oshkosh author, publisher and handyman died December 13, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was 87. To accommodate out of area family and friends, a celebration of his life was postponed until May 17.
After graduating from Wisconsin State College following four years of military service, Paulick joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a writer and, later, the (Appleton) Post Crescent, where he wrote and took photos for agriculture and sports articles before getting his own column called "Introspect." Later he served similar roles at UWO and Bergstrom Paper Company before embarking on his own writing career in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ryan Martinez, Gatehouse Media
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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
• Copy waxer

• Auto Labe machine sensors
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: 
Managing editor, Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press
Full time reporter, Inter-County Leader in Frederic, Wis.
General assignment reporter, Watertown Daily Times
Looking for a job candidate? Browse resumes of potential employees. 
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The Wisconsin Openness Report is a weekly newsletter produced by the WNA highlighting coverage of public records, open meetings and First Amendment issues. Stories to be featured in tomorrow's issue include:

Robin Vos, other Wisconsin lawmakers billed taxpayers $4,300 for one-day trip to Ohio

Madison School Board quashes proposal that could block members from requesting district information

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