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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.

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"Star Trek" returns to TV with new streaming CBS series in 2017

Published Nov. 2, 2015

Next year - on Sept. 8, to be precise - "Star Trek" will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and from the sounds of it, it is not wasting the occasion. We already knew that a new movie, "Star Trek Beyond," was coming out next summer, but today, a report from StarTrek.com announced the anniversary will also bring about a brand new TV series, the first since "Enterprise" went off the air in 2005.

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After John Henson: Why the media should reconsider crime coverage

Published Oct. 28, 2015

The media covered the John Henson racial profiling story with fervor. This got me thinking: To what degree does the local media help form the perceptions that create racial profiling through endless crime scene-framed, fragmented disorder coverage? It's easy to blame the jewelry store employees, but what creates the perceptions in the first place? The local media, especially TV, should rethink how they cover crime and disorder.

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Pride and patriotism run through emotional appeal of Griffin spots

Published Oct. 14, 2015

There is probably no category of television commercials that comes close to matching the frequency of automobile sales pitches. And most of us can recognize them in an instant: you've got the dealer himself, standing in front of his dealership, explaining the latest deal he offers on trucks or big cars or little cars.