Media


Some thoughts on the role journalism plays in society

Unity is more than just a good idea; it is vital. That isn’t to say that we must unite to create false equivalencies and accept fiction as though it were fact. We must restore faith in an objective truth, one of the tenets of good journalism.

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Happiness, simplicity, and other worthy pursuits

Photo source: iStockThe other morning, while watching snow gently falling, outlining the lampposts and trees, I felt peace. More than that, I felt happy. Soon after, I found myself asking, “why can’t others find happiness in these simple things?” Of course other people do, but maybe not enough.Will, my significant other, has said to me, “sometimes I feel like asking people, ‘have you ever turned around to watch the sunrise?’”It is a question that should be asked of people who resort to violence. Surely there must be some deep unhappiness that ...

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DO YOU TRUST THE MEDIA IN WAUSAU?

What is Beyond the Headlines?“Beyond the Headlines” brings Wisconsinites together for discussions that explore journalism’s crucial role in enabling productive citizen engagement in American democracy. What role do media have in society to inform the public and protect democracy? What do residents expect from media and law enforcement? The national dialogue reveals a shaky trust between the public and law enforcement or media. Where does Wausau fit in this picture and what has this exploration of Beyond the Headlines told us about where we’re ...

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Beyond The Headlines Wausau … November 14

What is Beyond the Headlines?“Beyond the Headlines” brings Wisconsinites together for discussions that explore journalism’s crucial role in enabling productive citizen engagement in American democracy. What role do media have in society to inform the public and protect democracy? What do residents expect from media and law enforcement? The national dialogue reveals a shaky trust between the public and law enforcement or media. Where does Wausau fit in this picture and what has this exploration of Beyond the Headlines told us about where we’re succeed...

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BUILDING TRUST: CREDIBILITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE MEDIA

Can we trust the media? Can we trust law enforcement? Why or why not? And why is that credibility important? Join us in a facilitated community conversation on September 12 that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about how we can ensure we’re getting the true story. We’ll look at:Why is credibility important when developing relationships between law enforcement and the media?To what extent does the public trust the media and/or law enforcement - and why? What about the impact of so-called “fake news?”What resources do law ...

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Wausau Pilot & Review’s Shereen Siewert Presents to The Westies (Video)


NOW HEAR THIS

Once upon a time, people reserved loud outbursts for very special occasions.HELP! FIRE! CHARGE!In each case, the raised voice with its guttural message alerted anyone within earshot that an emergency required their immediate attention. Or in the case of warfare, now was the time to kill or be killed.We respond to shouting both physically and emotionally as adrenalin dumps into our system. Our hands may form fists, our jaw clenches, our heart rate accelerates. Psychological studies have shown the negative effects of shouting.In the mid-1980s, a certain ...

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