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Discussion and information about media in Wisconsin, concentrating on various forms of community media, PEG TV, low power radio, and hyperlocal web sites and blogs.

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Young Frankenstein (1974) Bloopers & Outtakes

It's one of my favorite films, and appropriate to tonight. Enjoy this set of outtakes and bloopers from Young Frankenstein.

Wisconsin LION Members Show Well in First Award Ceremony

LION Awards

Wisconsin News Sites had a terrific showing at the first annual LION Awards. LION Publishers is a national trade group of Local Independent Online News publishers (WisCommunity has been a member for two years).

New Season of Around The Farm Table starts tonight

Around the Farm Table

The next season of Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher starts tonight. If you tune in you will be happy to see that local fruit grower Mary Dirty Face Farm is one of the local farmers Inga visits tonight. 7:30 PM tonight on WPT.

News and Social Media Panel in Eau Claire

News and Social Media Panel Photo

News and Social Media Panel Discussion in Eau Claire

A News and Social Media Panel was held in Eau Claire on October 1, 2019. The panel was sponsored by the , and was attended by 20 people on a rainy uncomfortable night.

What does “news” mean to young people? - Guest editorial - Brandi Makuski, Point Plover Metro Wire

In January, students at Pacelli High School completed their J Term projects: presentations to fellow classmates summarizing a nontraditional topic studied by small groups during a two-week period between Christmas and the start of the second semester.

Wisconsin dairy crisis on Nightline

Last night's Nightline program featured the dairy crisis in Wisconsin. Watch local farmers, including Farmer's Union officer Sarah Lloyd as they discuss the dairy crisis, the current administration, and the upcoming election. 

When the Hills are Gone - A Review

Thomas Pearson

I recently read When the Hills Are Gone - a book about the sand mining activists in Wisconsin during the period of the frac sand boom. The author, Thomas W. Pearson, is an associate professor of anthropology at UW-Stout. A disclaimer - I've known Tom for years, particularly since the frac sand activist period documented in this book. 

The Death of Democracy by a thousand paper cuts

News is essential to democracy. More and more, the news that we rely on to make daily decisions is disappearing. Oh, there's plenty of news out there, but as our president is so fond of saying, much of it is fake news. News with an agenda, news with a slant, news that is nothing but a pack of lies. News in a silo does nothing for democracy, it only serves to polarize and make it nigh impossible for people in opposing camps to even speak, much less understand each other.

Closed Captioning Rule endangers availability of governmental meeting videos

meeting

Confusion is reigning among community television groups in the state as it is becoming unclear if video of governmental meetings can be shown on community tv.

Lisa Lucas - Make Your Voice Matter: Working with the Media

Lisa Lucas

Lisa Lucas - Make Your Voice Matter

The Do's and Dont's of building relationships with the media, pitching stories, and getting your message amplified. This is a talk given at the Western Wisconsin Citizen Summit on Nov. 12, 2017 in Eau Claire.

Lisa Lucas is the Communications Director at Wisconsin Voices. She has a background in nonprofit and communications management. A Wisconsin native, Lisa holds a BA in Political Science and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin.

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