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Let's talk about "fake news"

Published Jan. 12, 2017

I'm very concerned about the problem of "fake news" and what it means for journalists, politicians and the media-consuming public. But, really, this isn't a new concern of mine. For many years, I've battled with the concept that the internet is always right.

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Longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announces retirement

Published Jan. 9, 2017

Adding to the list of retiring familiar local news faces, longtime TMJ4 weatherman John Malan announced today that he will sign off, with March 1 marking the final day of his 36-year career in the Milwaukee area.

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In defense of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman

Published Jan. 9, 2017

I've taken some unpopular stands in my time and distributed my share of stupid takes, especially regarding the Packers. But this is the ultimate detestable Take Hill on which I will die: broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are not bad, anti-Packer morons. In fact, they are good. Here's why.

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Veteran FOX6 sports anchor Tom Pipines announces retirement

Published Jan. 5, 2017

FOX6 announced today that veteran sports anchor Tom Pipines will retire in February after 32 years at the station. Pipines marks the third big name - after Vince Condella and Katrina Cravy - to retire from FOX6 in the past year.

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When a secret stops being a secret

Published Dec. 15, 2016

When the desire to keep something a secret meets journalists trying to find out that secret, there is a confluence of competing events. The organization wants to release the information on its own time. The journalists want to get it first.

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Milwaukee Zine Fest starts fresh chapter

Published Nov. 4, 2016

After seven years of hosting the media festival at the Falcon Bowl in Riverwest, the one-day Milwaukee Zine Fest will move to the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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.