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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 […]


Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Part II: The Answer

This is the second installation of a multi-part educational series about federal copyright lawsuits, using Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation, LLC et al as an example. We’ll take a look at the court documents and attempt to make sense of them. If there are any oral arguments, we’ll analyze them. If there’s a ruling, we’ll break […]


AP Photo of the Month: July 2012

AP Photo of the Month: July 2012

** WISCONSIN JULY PHOTO OF THE MONTH ** A Racine firefighter carries Pete Lui from the balcony of his burning home in Racine, Wis., on Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2012. Lui was transported to the hospital and his condition is unknown. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Gregory Shaver)


Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Part I: Complaint and Summons

This is the first installation of a multi-part educational series about federal copyright lawsuits, using Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation, LLC et al, as an example. We’ll take a look at the court documents and attempt to make sense of them. If there are any oral arguments, we’ll analyze them. If there’s a ruling, we’ll break […]


AP Photo of the Month: June 2012

AP Photo of the Month: June 2012

WISCONSIN JUNE PHOTO OF THE MONTH – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poses for a picture with a bottle of beer while manning the grill as he hosts a Brat Summit at the Executive Residence in the Village of Maple Bluff, Wis., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Walker, just a week removed from his win in a […]


NPPA’s Business Blitz Roadshow to stop in Chicago

The National Press Photographers Association announced last week that its wildly successful Business Blitz Roadshow is coming to Chicago this fall on October 19-20. The program, in its second year, offers low-cost education and inspiration to visual journalists so they can establish sustainable businesses. Other stops in 2012 include Boston (July 13-14), Austin, TX (Sept. […]


Kienitz sues Sconnie Nation, Underground Printing

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, photographer Michael Kienitz has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against Sconnie Nation and Underground Printing over a T-shirt sold earlier this year in advance of the 2012 Mifflin Street Block Party. The shirt features an altered version of Kienitz’s portrait of Madison mayor Paul Soglin. The mayor has been […]


Stevens Point’s Wojcik takes buyout

Stevens Point's Wojcik takes buyout

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 […]


AP Photo of the Month: May 2012

AP Photo of the Month: May 2012

** WISCONSIN MAY PHOTO OF THE MONTH **An honor guard carries the casket of Cpl. Benjamin H. Neal from the airplane to a hearse after arriving at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Janesville, Wis. The Pentagon says the decorated 21-year-old soldier was killed April 25 after enemy forces attacked his unit. […]


Wisconsin photographer’s guide to election day coverage

by Michael P. King, Secretary, Wisconsin News Photographers Association Next Tuesday, June 5, droves of Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to decide the political fates of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in the historic gubernatorial recall election. In almost ritualistic fashion, reporters and photojournalists across the state will […]