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Celebrate Sunshine Week at Madison’s Newest Newsroom

Madison area journalists and journalism students are invited to the NBC15 studios  on Thursday, March 16, 2017, to celebrate Sunshine Week. March 16th is the 266th birthday of James Madison, fourth president and author of the First Amendment, which includes … Continue reading

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Open Government Traveling Show featured at Milwaukee Press Club on Wednesday, March 15

UPDATE: View this event on Wisconsin Eye. UPDATE: A report on this event from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ——– The Milwaukee Press Club will host the Open Government Traveling Show – a panel discussion about the Wisconsin open meetings and … Continue reading

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Gilman Halsted named Wisconsin Watchdog

Gilman Halsted, a retired Wisconsin Public Radio reporter who produced award-winning examinations of the state’s criminal justice system, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award. Over the course of two decades, Halsted became a familiar … Continue reading

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Trump raises stakes for press, public

Feb. 1, 2017 Your Right to Know / Mark Pitsch Two days before the new president’s inauguration, the Society of Professional Journalists and dozens of other media and government transparency groups sent a letter asking Donald Trump for a meeting … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison sponsors ‘Time Stands Still’ theater outing

The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) invites local journalists to attend Bartell Theater’s “Time Stands Still” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies. After two journalists return home after covering the Iraq War, they struggle … Continue reading

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Madison-area journalists raise more than $1,000 for scholarship

MADISON – Madison-area journalists raised $1,040 for the David Maraniss and Elliott Maraniss Scholarship at UW-Madison last week at the annual holiday raffle sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Madison chapter, in conjunction with the Capitol press corps. The … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison announces holiday party and raffle

See new raffle prizes added below, 12/6/16 MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the state Capitol press corps, will hold its annual Holiday Mixer and Raffle on Thursday, Dec. 15. The event … Continue reading

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