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.
Donald Trump was done wrong. The New York Times' story that attempted to prove the liberal truth that he's an inveterate misogynist by cobbling together old anecdotes wasn't fair - and just creates yet another sideshow away from the real issues.
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?
Did you hear the "news?" Sheriff Clarke was supposedly exposed by Anonymous hackers as being a member of the KKK. No, not really. And neither were various Republican U.S. senators and American mayors also named in the "story."
On Tuesday night, there were three missing photos on the Wall of Faces list of Wisconsin fallen. But relatives of Carl Leslie Crowley and Rudolph Glenn Valenta have now provided photos that transform their names into something far more memorably human. Now that leaves Willie Bedford, the last man without a photo on the Defense Department's list of 1,161 service members from Wisconsin who died in Vietnam.
British-born journalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya on April 20 by a rocket-propelled grenade, during the sort of heavy combat he covered remarkably effectively in multiple media. American photojournalist Chris Hondros was also killed in the attack, and two other reporters were wounded.
In the expansive coverage of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill battle in local print and broadcast media outlets over the past three weeks we've been bombarded with phrases like...in-hiding, fleeing, and runaway...to describe the 14 Democratic State Senators who fled to Illinois. Local reporters l...