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Beyond the Headlines Wausau

Building Trust: What is News and Whose Story Is It?

Jun 13, 2018
7:00 pm
FREE

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

How do law enforcement agencies decide what to release to the public and how do news organizations decide what to publish? This Beyond The Headlines event brings together news media, law enforcement and the public to talk about what is "the news" when covering law enforcement and who decides what details we receive and how we receive them. This event includes a facilitated discussion.

How do headlines, breaking news, and the first few sentences of a reported event frame the story and influence consumers? How do these various outlets influence the public’s opinions?  How does the advent of social media impact what is news and how it is delivered and consumed?

Clayton Schultz

Clayton Schulz

Chief
Everest Metro Police Department


Clayton Schulz started his law enforcement career with the Marathon City Police Department in 1998 after graduating from UW Eau Claire. He moved in the Antigo Police Department in 1999, where, over the next five years, he specialized in Narcotics Investigations and was a sniper on the Langlade County Special Response Team.

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Robert Mentzer

Robert Mentzer

Living & Storytelling Editor
USA TODAY NETWORK - Wisconsin


Robert Mentzer is the Living & Storytelling editor for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. He oversees features reporters and local business reporters at 10 sites around the state, and is the editor for statewide special projects including Kids in Crisis, a reporting series on youth mental health in Wisconsin. 

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Melissa Langbehn

Melissa Langbehn

Anchor
WAOW


Melissa Langbehn anchors Newsline 9's Live at 5pm and co-anchors Newsline 9 at 6pm with Phil Aldridge. Her work has been recognized by both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. 

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray

News Director
WSAW/WZAW TV


Sarah Gray will moderate this discussion. She is the News Director at WSAW/WZAW TV in Wausau. She started her career in Green Bay. Gray is a Murrow, Sevareid, and Wisconsin Broadcast Association award-winning journalist.

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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.