Beyond the Headlines Wausau

Building Trust: Credibility of Law Enforcement and the Media

Sep 12, 2018
7:00 pm

E101/E102 Northcentral Technical College
1000 W Campus Dr
Wausau, WI

Can we trust the media? Can we trust law enforcement? Why or why not? And why is that credibility important? Join us in a facilitated community conversation that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about the issue of how do we ensure we’re getting the true story. This discussion may touch on the use of methods such as body cams, squad cameras and interview cameras and the impact of the release of law enforcement video. It may also explore the impact of social media on public trust and claims of “fake news.”

Scott R Parks

Scott R. Parks

Marathon County Sheriff's Office

Scott Parks started his career with Marathon County Sheriff’s Office on December 24, 1979 and currently serves as the Marathon County Sheriff. 

Shereen Siewert

Shereen Siewert

Founder and Publisher
Wausau Pilot & Review

Shereen Siewert is the founder and publisher of Wausau Pilot & Review, a nonprofit, local, online news organization covering Wausau area issues. She is a former USA TODAY-Wisconsin investigative team reporter who has written extensively about the criminal justice system, winning five Golden Gavel Awards from the State Bar of Wisconsin for her work. 

Glen Moberg

Glen Moberg

Distinguished Broadcast Specialist
Wisconsin Public Radio

Glen Moberg is a reporter and talk show host for Wisconsin Public Radio, with 47 years of experience in broadcast journalism. He is the former assignment manager for WAOM-TV 9 and former news director and anchor at WSAW-TV 7, both in Wausau. He is a former reporter and national correspondent for Fox News WFLD-TV Chicago. Moberg has served on the Board of Directors for Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Rotary Club of Wausau and the Center for Visual Arts.  He owns the Northwest Goldsmith jewelry store in downtown Wausau with his with Mary Beth and is the father of Melody and Thomas. 


Meg Turville-Heitz

Project Manager, Grant Program Director
Wisconsin Humanities Council

Meg Turville-Heitz will moderate this discussion. Turville-Heitz joined the WHC in 2016 after eight years teaching communications, most recently at UW-Madison's College of Engineering after earning her Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her diverse background includes operating an non-certified organic farm, fiction writing, editing and reporting for newspapers and magazines, and water quality planning for the DNR. Her proudest achievement is her son, Morgan, who recently turned in his Pointer colors to be a Badger.


What is Beyond the Headlines?

“Beyond the Headlines” brings Wisconsinites together for discussions that explore journalism’s crucial role in enabling productive citizen engagement in American democracy.

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Local Partners

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.