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AP Photo of the Month: May 2013

AP Photo of the Month: May 2013

** WISCONSIN MAY PHOTO OF THE MONTH **The Wisconsin State Capitol is seen through a water droplet on a tree in bud on a cold, rainy morning in Madison, Wis., Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/M.P. King, Wisconsin State Journal)


New officers elected

After two weeks of open, online voting, WNPA’s election season has concluded with two new officers elected to the board, and two officers reelected. Lukas Keapproth of the Green Bay Press-Gazette was elected president and Cory Dellenbach of COLE Publishing (Three Lakes) will serve as vice president. Jim Matthews of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and […]


WNPA Election 2013 Begins

Notices were sent out by e-mail to all registered WNPA members Sunday evening, inviting them to vote in the 2013 WNPA Officer Election from May 20-31. The election is being conducted online via a service called BallotBin. If you are a WNPA member and did not receive an email notice inviting you to vote, please […]


AP Photo of the Month: April 2013

AP Photo of the Month: April 2013

** WISCONSIN APRIL PHOTO OF THE MONTH **Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews talks to reporters in the team’s locker room after signing his new contract on Wednesday April 17, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers locked up star linebacker Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday, and also are negotiating with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. […]


Get live updates from the SPOY and POY Judgings

Bummed there’s no livestream of the Student and Professional Pictures of the Year judgings this year? Follow @WNPA on Twitter and monitor #WNPA2013 to get live updates from Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can also monitor WNPA’s Twitter page.


AP Photo of the Month: March 2013

AP Photo of the Month: March 2013

** WISCONSIN MARCH PHOTO OF THE MONTH **ISA-certified arborist Chris Sparks of Boley Tree & Landscape Care, Inc., positions himself while pruning a Kentucky coffee tree on the state Capitol grounds in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon, March 1, 2013. Sparks and other Boley crew members were working all around the Capitol, Friday, climbing high to […]


Pitch in! Officer nominations accepted April 1-15

We are accepting nominations from April 1 to April 15 for WNPA officer elections (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary). You can nominate yourself or others below in the comments area, or email Secretary Michael King. The deadline is midnight April 15. The election will be held online May 1-15. All positions are one-year terms. […]


POY and Student POY Judging Details

POY and Student POY Judging Details

Keri Wiginton and Scott Strazzante of the Chicago Tribune, as well as Jim Slosiarek of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Ia., have been selected to judge the 2012 WNPA POY Contest at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (333 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53203) on Saturday, April 27, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. Wiginton (bio) (website) […]


Job Opening: News-Herald Media

Position: Multimedia Photojournalist News-Herald Media, based in Marshfield, Wis., is looking for a creative multimedia photojournalist to join our news team. The person in this position takes photos and video footage to illustrate stories for all products on all platforms with emphasis on breaking news, local content and targeted audiences. This person performs varied work […]


Business meeting yields plan for year ahead

Business meeting yields plan for year ahead

WNPA’s annual business meeting – held Sunday, March 17 in Oshkosh – attracted a dozen members and volunteers from the Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc areas. The group spent almost five hours together, reviewing the results of a 2012 membership survey and hashing out a solid plan to restore WNPA’s vibrancy […]


UPDATED: Business Meeting to be held March 17

Members, volunteers, prospective volunteers, and all those who love WNPA and want it to prosper are invited to attend WNPA’s Business Meeting being held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the UW-Oshkosh School of Journalism, Sage Hall, Room 3208. We will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Parking is free on campus on Sundays. Bring a lunch […]


AP Photo of the Month: February 2013

AP Photo of the Month: February 2013

**WISCONSIN FEBRUARY PHOTO OF THE MONTH **Derek Williams’ mother Sonya Moore, second from left, reacts with family after the verdict was read during a public inquest in a Milwaukee County courtroom on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. An inquest jury is recommending misdemeanor charges against three Milwaukee police officers who ignored a suspect’s pleas for help […]


BREAKING NEWS: POY and Student POY Deadlines Extended

WNPA contest coordinator Michael P. King announced Monday, that the submission deadline for the organization’s POY and Student POY contests has been extended. The new deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Rules, entry directions and forms are here. Recognizing the best in photojournalism since the 1950s, WNPA’s POY Contest is one of […]


John E. “Jack” Kile, 85

John E. Kile, known to many of us as “Jack,” died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the age of 85 in Wausau, Wis. He was formerly of Milwaukee, and for many years he was president of Reimers Photo Materials. “Reimers was an institution in the Milwaukee photo community for over 100 years,” said WNPA member Bill […]


Former Milwaukee Journal editor George Lockwood, 81

The Journal Sentinel reports former Milwaukee Journal editor George Lockwood died from ALS Jan. 31 in Phoenix. Lockwood oversaw a Pulitzer-prize winning series on water pollution, and among his various roles was a stint as editor of the Picture Journal magazine. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, four children, and three grandchildren.


AP Photo of the Month: January 2013

AP Photo of the Month: January 2013

WISCONSIN JANUARY PHOTO OF THE MONTH  – As a continuing trend of milder winter weather occupies the upper Midwest region, University of Wisconsin-Madison track and cross-country team member Michael Van Voorhis makes his way past a melting snow cover during a run along Vilas Park Drive in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)


Editorial: WNPA’s fate is in the hands of its members

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 […]


AP Photo of the Month: December 2012

AP Photo of the Month: December 2012

** WISCONSIN DECEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH**Ben Sebena is brought into intake court in Milwaukee, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Sebena, 30, was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife, Jennifer Sebena, who was found dead in front of Wauwatosa’s fire station by her fellow officers before dawn on Monday. She […]


Statement on photojournalist impostor

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is troubled to hear reports from southern Wisconsin media outlets and law enforcement agencies of an alleged “photojournalist impostor” in the high school communities of Cedarburg, Hartland-Arrowhead, Kewaskum, Pius, Verona and Whitefish Bay. Reports suggest that a man falsely claiming to be a reporter or photojournalist for the Milwaukee Journal […]


AP Photo of the Month: October 2012

AP Photo of the Month: October 2012

** WISCONSIN OCTOBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH** Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds a family friend’s daughter, Zaydee May, as they stop at a corner on their trick-or-treating route, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/The Janesville Gazette, Mark Kauzlarich)


AP Photo of the Month: September 2012

AP Photo of the Month: September 2012

**WISCONSIN SEPTEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH** Emily Martin waves goodbye to her grandmother, Molly Strachota, as she enters her classroom for her first day of first grade at Fair Park Elementary in West Bend, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/West Bend Daily News, John Ehlke)


Investigation of double homicide at La Crosse camera shop continues

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Local and state law enforcement agencies are still investigating the deaths of May’s Photo owner Paul Petras, 56, and his son, A.J., 19, who were gunned-down inside the camera store at 425 Main Street, Saturday afternoon, September 15. Their bodies were discovered by Paul Petras’ wife, Sherri, shortly after 5 p.m. […]


AP Photo of the Month: August 2012

AP Photo of the Month: August 2012

** WISCONSIN AUGUST PHOTO OF THE MONTH ** Janesville, Wis. native and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan stands on stage during a rally at his alma mater the Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wis., Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 before heading to the Republican convention in Florida. (AP Photo/The Janesville Gazette, Bill Olmsted)


Vern Arendt, 91

The Ozaukee Press reports that Vern Arendt, a photojournalist at the Port Washington, Wis., newspaper for 60 years, died Tuesday from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 91. Arendt was a WNPA Fellowship Award recipient in 1989, and a Dumke Award recipient in 1992. The newspaper’s thorough obituary notes that one of Arendt’s two […]