Tag Archives: Sunshine Week

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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SPJ Madison, WFOIC sponsor Open Government Traveling Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2016 Contact: Mark Pitsch, (608) 252-6145; Bill Lueders, (608) 669-4712 Open Government Advocates to Take Show on the Road Advocates of open government in Wisconsin are planning a three-day, eight-city informational tour to highlight the … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison, Next Door Brewing discuss beermaking

MADISON — SPJ Madison members met with Next Door Brewing Company head brewer Bryan Kreiter on Feb. 24 to discuss beermaking as the groups prepare to launch Sunshine Wheat. The American wheat beer will debut March 16 at a celebration … Continue reading

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Sunshine Wheat for Sunshine Week

SPJ Madison, Next Door Brewing collaborate on American wheat beer to honor the First Amendment, open government and Wisconsin journalism MADISON – The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Next Door Brewing invite journalists and advocates of … Continue reading

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Open those cookies, and more

Your Right to Know By Mark Pitsch As part of national Sunshine Week, March 16-22, members of the Madison student and professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists fanned out across the capital city, handing out fortune cookies.

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Wisconsin Legislature receives “Black Hole” award

The Society of Professional Journalists named the Wisconsin Legislature a recipient of its “Black Hole” Award.  The award goes to government bodies that fail to act in a transparent manner or that limit the public’s right to know. SPJ cited … Continue reading

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SPJ President calls for renewed commitment to open government

Mark Pitsch, SPJ Madison pro chapter president, urges government agencies to commit to transparency. Read his op-ed, first printed in the March 11 Wisconsin State Journal, here.

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