by Mark Hertzberg, special to wnpaonline.com First there were two full-time photographers at the Stevens Point Journal (circ. 11,000). Then there was one. Now there are none. Doug Wojcik, 59, was one of more than 600 Gannett employees offered buyouts this past spring after 40 years at the Journal (36 of those years as [...]
Mark Hertzberg, the director of photography at the The Journal Times in Racine, Wis., announced last week that he will retire at the end of this month. He has worked at The Journal Times for almost 34 years, first as a staff photojournalist and then in his current position since 1987. His final day on [...]
John Hart, previously of the Watertown Daily Times, and Michael P. King, previously of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, join Steve Apps and Craig Schreiner as photographers at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. The two were hired at the end of October and beginning of November, respectively. Photo editor Sarah Tews has left the paper, [...]
Dear Friends, After 20 wonderful years in the WNPA, I am walking away from my job at the Wisconsin State Journal and starting a new life as a full-time shooter for UW Health here in Madison. Starting Monday, July 13, I will be photographing doctors, nurses and patients at UW Hospitals and all the clinics [...]
Mike King, a photojournalist who was laid off from his staff position at the Appleton Post-Crescent, has accepted a position as a visual journalist at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. King accepted his new job with the Press-Gazette about two-and-a-half weeks following his layoff in Appleton. King is excited for his new opportunity. He added: “At [...]
Gannett Co. announced this week they were laying off about 10 percent of their company’s workforce. Of these layoffs, 74 employees working in the company’s 10 Wisconsin papers lost their jobs. Gannett’s 10 newspapers in Wisconsin are in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Marshfield, Wausau, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. So far [...]
Janesville Gazette photojournalist intern Matthew Wisniewski, an undergraduate at UW-Madison, writes his final entry in his online weblog about finishing his photography internship at the paper. Here is a passage from his final weblog post: And of course, to my fellow photographers Dan Lassiter, and Al Hoch. You two taught me how to be a [...]
After roughly 31 years with the Wisconsin State Journal, photojournalist Joseph W. Jackson III has elected to take a buyout, according to a Wisconsin State Journal article online. Editor Ellen Foley wrote a colum that appears online on the Wisconsin State Journal website, thanking Jackson along with several others, who have also concluded their time [...]
Here’s a link to the farewell story for The Capital Times and there transition to being a web only publication: A Fond Farewell to Talented Colleagues There is also a sidebar to photographers Hank Koshollek (WNPA Dumke award winner), Dave Sandell & Rick Rygh who took buyouts.
Mike De Sisti will join the staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a multimedia picture editor starting March 31, 2008. Mike comes from The Post-Crescent in Appleton, where he was the assistant editor/multimedia. He joined the Post Crescent staff in 1998 as a still photographer and began shooting video for the newspaper’s web site [...]
Bill Meyer, a photojournalist for the Milwaukee Sentinel and later the Journal Sentinel, retired Thursday, November 15, 2007, after 36 years on the job.
From Managing Editor Tim Kelley. “Please join me in congratulating Sarah Tews on a significant advance in her career. Sarah has agreed to step up to be photo editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. She will oversee photography and share in supervision of our fast-developing multimedia efforts” Congratulations, J. Maniaci
Former staff photographer Kevin Poirier has been recently promoted to Chief Photographer at the Kenosha News as of May 13, 2007. He replaces longtime photographer and Chief Paul Williams, who recently retired. Poirier will supervise a photo department containing himself and fellow full-time photojournalists Bill Seil, Brian Passino and part-timer Sean Krajacic. Poirier started at [...]
Hey all… As you may know, we finally hired a photographer to fill the shoes of Kristyna Wentz-Graff who moved on to The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Well, after about five months the person we hired decided to leave us and photojournalism entirely. That being said, I’m happy to say we have hired our most recent intern [...]