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NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

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. […]


Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

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 […]


AP Photo of the Month: March 2012

AP Photo of the Month: March 2012

** WISCONSIN MARCH PHOTO OF THE MONTH **Cousins Jarrel Campbell, 10, left, Dedrick Flowers, 13, and Shydale Allen, 14, play basketball at Lakeview Park in Racine, Wis., during the spring break from school, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)


Racine’s Hertzberg announces retirement

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 […]


Daily Cardinal’s “Photography, Past and Present”

EXHIBIT: “The Daily Cardinal’s Visual Tradition: Photography, Past and Present” Welcome Reception The Daily Cardinal‘s 120th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, April 26, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Overture Center for the Arts, Madison From the destruction by fire of the dome of Bascom Hall in 1916 to Wisconsin’s latest Rose Bowl appearance, the Cardinal has always shown […]


POY deadline passes, processing begins

The entry deadline for the 2011 Student and Pro POY Contest passed last night. About 30 professionals and 30 students submitted almost 1700 images this year. If you entered the contest and have not submitted an entry form, you must complete one and send it to the contest coordinator immediately. Without an entry form, entries […]


2011 POY “Contest Central” – Deadline March 9

2011 POY "Contest Central" - Deadline March 9

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 […]


AP Photo of the Month: February 2012

AP Photo of the Month: February 2012

For the third month in a row, AP Wisconsin has chosen an image by John Hart of the Wisconsin State Journal as the Photo of the Month. ** WISCONSIN FEBRUARY PHOTO OF THE MONTH **A runner is framed by the posts of a snow fence at Tenney Park in Madison, Wis., as mild winter weather […]


Walker Evans portrayed in “A Thousand Words”

Walker Evans portrayed in "A Thousand Words"

Walker Evans, an early 20th-century photographer who documented the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration, is the subject of Madison-based playwright Gwendolyn Rice’s “A Thousand Words,” playing at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre through March 11, 2012. Actor Josh Aaron McCabe plays Evans in the production. A media release provided by the theater explains that “Rice […]


AP Photo of the Month: January 2012

AP Photo of the Month: January 2012

** WISCONSIN JANUARY PHOTO OF THE MONTH **Hallis Mailen, of Madison, Wis., participates in a rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 in Madison. Opponents of Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker submitted nearly twice as many signatures Tuesday as required to force a recall election, but still face the challenge of transforming […]


Green Bay Press-Gazette seeks intern

The Green Bay Press-Gazette is looking for qualified candidates to fill it’s 10-week paid summer photography internship. We are looking for a photographer comfortable in both still and video formats with some previous experience in photojournalism on the college level and familiarity with photo and video editing software. Primary responsibilities include shooting photographs and videos […]


Appleton Post-Crescent seeks intern

The Post-Crescent photo department located in Appleton, Wis., is offering a paid, 10-week internship for a visual journalist during Summer 2012. We are looking for candidates with strong journalism skills who have an ability to generate daily and long-term story ideas for both print and web publication. Our emphasis is on covering local news and […]


AP Photo of the Month: December 2011

AP Photo of the Month: December 2011

** WISCONSIN DECEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH ** Tom and Cathy Hannes, enjoy an up-close view of a seasonal display at the Holiday Fantasy of Lights in Olin-Turville Park,  Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 in Madison, Wis. The couple, who reside nearby in Madison, take occasional walks through the annual exhibit, periodically stopping to capture photographs […]


Help needed: WNPA producing “Best of 2011” for WNA

WNPA is producing a multimedia presentation showcasing the best of Wisconsin photojournalism in 2011. It will be shown during dinner at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual convention on Thursday evening, Feb. 23, 2012, in Madison. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote quality photojournalism. All Wisconsin photojournalists are welcome to enter. We need […]


No citations for Wentz-Graff

According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, photographer Kristyna Wentz-Graff will not be given citations stemming from her Nov. 2 arrest while she was documenting a rally connected with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Wentz-Graff is the second journalist arrested this year by the Milwaukee Police Department. Charges against Clint Fillinger of Fox […]


Milwaukee drops charges against Fillinger

Clint Fillinger, a FOX 6 photojournalist arrested in September while covering a house fire in Milwaukee, is no longer being charged for resisting or obstructing an officer, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Nov. 2 arrest of Kristyna Wentz-Graff, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist, is apparently still being reviewed by the Milwaukee city attorney’s office. […]


WNPA Board plans 2012 activities

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 […]


AP Photo of the Month: November 2011

AP Photo of the Month: November 2011

** WISCONSIN NOVEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH **Michael Dummas embraces his girlfriend, Veronica Bogard, during a visit to the grave site of her step-brother, Jason Wildfong, at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the Town of Dover, Wis., on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Wildfong was killed while serving in Kuwait on March 12, […]


Board to meet Dec. 12 in Appleton

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.


‘Shutter’ exhibit to feature Hauck, Miyazaki

The UW-Milwaukee Union will host an opening reception for it’s photography exhibit, ‘Shutter’ on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The reception will run from 5-8 p.m., followed by a gallery talk by Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times. Milwaukee’s own Darren Hauck and Kevin Miyazaki are featured in the show, as are Davidson, Alejandro Chaskielberg, […]


AP Photo of the Month: October 2011

AP Photo of the Month: October 2011

** WISCONSIN OCTOBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH **A young man reads the obituary of two-year-old Donnasia Jackson at Jackson’s funeral service at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Racine, Wis., on Monday, October 31, 2011. Jackson died in the hospital on October 20, a day after the child allegedly suffered multiple abuses from her mother’s […]


Editorial: Giving victims a voice

Editorial: Giving victims a voice

by Mark Hertzberg, The Journal Times (Racine) We have been covering a very disturbing domestic abuse case. I learned that the defendant’s former wife would be testifying today. We normally do not identify victims of abuse or assault, but because she now lives across the country and the defendant knows who she is, I asked […]


Flynn to meet with media outlets Wednesday

UPDATE 11/9/2011 4:19 p.m.: WNPA has heard that today’s private meeting between media representatives and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn was very productive. While we are very pleased to see that things seem to be heading in “the right direction,” we aren’t yet considering the issues “resolved.” We will continue to offer our recommendations and […]


Milwaukee mayor speaks out in support of Wentz-Graff

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, said Thursday that it was “very clear to me that she was a photojournalist…I very much support her First Amendment rights to be there.” With that article is a new photograph that has surfaced of Wentz-Graff being arrested. It shows clearly that she […]