OnMilwaukee announced several promotions in its news department today. The media company will pivot to tighten its focus on more trending news, along with a deeper emphasis on the thoughtful and provoking feature content it has produced since 1998.
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."
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...