An opinion piece by Michael P. King, WNPA Secretary and Contest Coordinator UPDATE 1/15/2013: View volunteer opportunities here! As a member of the Wisconsin News Photographers Association or the Wisconsin photojournalism community, you need to know that all is not well with our organization. You need to know that – without intervention – the organization [...]
More than 90 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts converged on Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12 for the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2012 Convention, an 80% increase in attendance from the previous year. Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, Erin Trieb of VII, Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, and Mickey [...]
In front of almost 100 members of the Wisconsin News Photographers Association at their 2012 Convention, retired Milwaukee Sentinel Director of Photography Sherman Gessert, accepted the 2012 Robert H. Dumke Award. “Seeing the crowd in the gallery standing and applauding an old guy like me was an experience I will never forget,” Gessert later said. “I’ve [...]
We welcome and highly encourage in-person attendance at our open judging sessions. Please enter the Journal Sentinel building at the north entrance along West State Street. You will check in with security as a visitor. Lunch and refreshments are not provided. Student POY Judging Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee [...]
Convention chairman Mark Hoffman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 98 people have pre-registered or Facebook RSVP’d for the WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. The seated capacity for our venue this year is 100. “There will not be registration at the door,” said Hoffman. “We know things come up [...]
Renew friendships and make new ones Friday night, May 11, at the Hotel Metro’s rooftop bar, Zen on Seven. Join us for a cash bar starting at 8:30 p.m. We will have a few door prizes there as well, including a Lowe Pro bag and some other cool items. This is one of the highlights [...]
We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2012 Convention in Milwaukee at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. (Please keep in mind that while we always attempt to stay on time, some presentations may go longer than planned, pushing later events slightly later.) 8:15 a.m.| Registration table open and trade show begins [...]
UPDATE: Since original publication of this post, more prize donations have been received, bringing the total value of prizes to $6,875. Dan Powers of The Post-Crescent – member of WNPA’s convention committee, and chair of the manufacturer relations sub-committee – reported yesterday that more than $4,500 $6,875 in door prizes and other giveaways will be [...]
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and of Counsel to the law firm of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, will join the Wisconsin News Photographers Association for its 2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION, speaking Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2012, at the Hotel Metro in Milwaukee. EVENT REGISTRATION FORM HERE. FACEBOOK RSVP HERE. [...]
Erin Trieb of VII Photo Agency, Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, and First Amendment/photographers’ rights advocate Mickey Osterreicher – general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association – will headline WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee on May 12, 2012. Read their bios below. Canon will [...]
The contest coordinator is in a generous, giving mood tonight. He has decided to extend the deadline for POY/SPOY entries. Contest deadline is now: Friday, March 9, 2012. It’s that time of the year! Reach back into your archives and pull out your best images of 2011 for WNPA’s 2011 POY Contest. Below are links [...]
The WNPA Board, along with contest chairs, the membership chair and other volunteers, met Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Appleton to discuss the following items: Clip and POY contests Membership expansion, record-keeping, and our dues payment process Advocacy efforts WNPA’s involvement in the 2012 Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention WNPA’s own 2012 convention Doug Sundin [...]
WNPA’s Board members and other organization volunteers will be meeting to start planning the 2012 Convention and discuss involvement in the WNA Conference, the 2011 POY contests, and growing our membership. The meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 7:30pm in the boardroom of The Post~Crescent in Appleton.
As required in our bylaws, WNPA held its annual business meeting at the 2011 Convention in Milwaukee. Below is a summary of what was discussed. In attendance: Board members Evan Siegle, President; Katie Gardner, Vice President; Dan Young, Secretary; approximately 30 WNPA members.
Upwards of 50 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts attended this year’s WNPA convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West – a sharp increase over 2010′s event. It signaled a renewed interest in the organization and its events despite a down economy. This was the first year the event was free to members and completely open to [...]
We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2011 Convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West on Saturday, May 7. (Please keep in mind that while we always attempt to stay on time, some presentations may go longer than planned, pushing later events slightly later.) 8 a.m. | Registration 9 a.m. | SPEAKER [...]
Jim Biever, left, the official team photographer for the Green Bay Packers, Jack Gruber, center, a staff photographer at USA Today, and David Joles of the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune will headline the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2011 Convention as presenters on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West (Mayfair). Two of our [...]
This year’s Wisconsin News Photographers Association annual convention is brought to you by Canon, Nikon, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, and Gannett Wisconsin Media. Door prizes will be provided by: Roberts Distributors, Lexar Media, Soundslides, Adobe, Honl Photo, BeachTek, Lowepro, and Think Tank Photo. WNPA’s convention will be held Saturday, May [...]
The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Jack Gruber of USA Today joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at the Radisson Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Gruber is one of five staff photographers at, the USA Today, one of the nation’s largest newspaper with a daily [...]
The Wisconsin News Photographers Association annual convention will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wis. This year’s convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, located directly across from Mayfair Mall. Please check back for additional updates on this year’s convention. Our convention committee is always looking for volunteers and ideas [...]
Excuse the bad lighting, audio, and camera work, but hopefully this is better than nothing for those who missed the convention and/or annual business meeting.
E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune is the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s third POY judge, joining Kevin Miyazaki of Redux, and retired Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Erv Gebhard on the panel which meets Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Journal Sentinel. Wambsgans also plans to show a selection of multimedia projects during Saturday’s convention. [...]
The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Heinz Kluetmeier of Sports Illustrated joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Born in Germany and raised in Milwaukee, Kluetmeier started his career at the age of 15 with the Associated Press. While [...]