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Beyond the Headlines Wausau

Building Trust: Credibility of Law Enforcement and the Media

Sep 12, 2018
7:00 pm
FREE

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.”

Ben Bliven

Ben Bliven

Chief of Police
Wausau Police Department


Ben Bliven is Chief of the Wausau Police Department.

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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. 

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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. 

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