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 succeeding, and what yet needs to be done?

Please join us for a mediated discussion with three panelists.

On November 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Come to Northcentral Technical College (Timberwolf Union/ Cafeteria) at 1000 West Campus Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin.

The event is FREE.

The three members of the panel are Clayton Schulz, Lisa Rasmussen and Curtis Miles.

  • Clayton Schulz is Chief of Everest Metro Police Department. Clayton Schulz started his law enforcement career with the Marathon City Police Department in 1998 after graduating from UW Eau Claire. He moved in the Antigo Police Department in 1999, where, over the next five years, he specialized in Narcotics Investigations and was a sniper on the Langlade County Special Response Team.
  • Lisa Rasmussen is Alderperson of the Wausau City Council. Elected to Wausau Common Council in April 2008, Rasmussen is beginning her sixth term in public office, having served as council president for four years.

She currently serves as Chairperson, Wausau Public Health & Safety Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Finance Committee; Member, Wausau Economic Development Committee; Member, Wausau Capital Improvements & Street Maintenance Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Municipal Airport Committee; and is a Past President of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTO.

  • Curtis Miles is the General Manager WAOW Channel 9 Television, the local ABC affiliate in Wausau, Wisconsin. He joined the award winning Newsline 9 team in July of 2017.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Other supporters of this event are: Wisconsin Humanities Council, City of Wausau Police Department, Channel 9 WAOW, Marathon County Sheriff Department, Northcentral Technical College, USA Today Network, News Channel 7, WSAU 550 radio, Wausau Pilot & Review, Everest Metro Police, Wisconsin Public Radio and WIPPS (Wisconsin Institute Public Policy and Service).