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Articles tagged with 'media'

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The missing JS archives and the digital age's great failure

Published Sept. 6, 2016

Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made headlines across the country when its archives disappeared from Google Newspapers - as good a time as any to remind the world that our digital present, and especially our digital past, is fragile and transitory.

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ESPN College GameDay brings headgear, Howard and Lada to Lambeau

Published Aug. 31, 2016

When the Badgers open their season Saturday against LSU at Lambeau Field, the ESPN College GameDay circus will bring all of its zany, analys-ish entertainment to Green Bay. Ex-Packer Desmond Howard and former Milwaukee reporter Jen Lada will be there, too.

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Milwaukee Blacksmith to star on new History Channel TV show

Published July 28, 2016

We here in the Cream City certainly know Kent Knapp, the Milwaukee Blacksmith. Now, thanks to a new History Channel TV show, the entire nation will know about him. Watch the first preview for his new reality-based show right here.

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5 reasons why Donald Trump pulled it off

Published July 20, 2016

It's astonishing when you think about it: a reality TV star who was only a joke a year ago became the Republican nominee this week. But how'd he pull it off? Here are the five key reasons why we are now truly looking at a potential President Trump.

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The realities of Milwaukee County's gun court

Published July 1, 2016

Three student journalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spent a semester studying Milwaukee County's gun court, the court where non-fatal shootings are sent. What they found is crucial to further understanding the city's crime debate.

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Jump from romance novelist to news comes with a steep learning curve

Published April 28, 2016

Like most people, I've been a consumer of news for the majority of my life. But four weeks ago, I started working at OnMilwaukee, and for the first time I'm part of providing that news, not just absorbing and reacting to it. And the two sides of it are more different than I expected.

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47 crazy reasons you won't believe why I'm discussing "clickbait"

Published April 28, 2016

Angry readers, self-righteous writers and surly social media speculators are in a tizzy about an uptick in "clickbait," and in many respects, they have every right to be. In lots of cases, it's a bogus attempt to lure gullible readers, and ultimately, it won't and doesn't work.

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Journal Sentinel limit on cyber abuse is overdue

Published Feb. 8, 2016

Over the weekend, word came that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel decided to limit comment thread postings to its subscribers only, which means people's identities will not be secret (at least to JS). Good. But what took them so long?

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The moment the presidential race got really scary

Published Nov. 25, 2015

That so many people don't realize that Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his comments about creating a Muslim database is a case study in how Trump has been able to manipulate the masses and the media.