Beyond the Headlines Wausau

Shining a Light on Democracy

Nov 14, 2018
7:00 pm

D100 Northcentral Technical College (Timberwolf Conference Center)
1000 W Campus Dr
Wausau, WI

What role do media have in society to inform the public and protect democracy? What do residents expect from media and law enforcement? The national dialogue reveals a shaky trust between the public and law enforcement or media. Where does Wausau fit in this picture and what has this exploration of Beyond the Headlines told us about where we’re succeeding, and what yet needs to be done?

Clayton Schultz

Clayton Schulz

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.  

Lisa Rasmussen

Lisa Rasmussen

Wausau City Council

Elected to Wausau Common Council in April 2008, Rasmussen is beginning her sixth term in public office, having served as council president for four years. She currently serves as Chairperson, Wausau Public Health & Safety Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Finance Committee; Member, Wausau Economic Development Committee; Member, Wausau Capital Improvements & Street Maintenance Committee; Chairperson, Wausau Municipal Airport Committee; and is a Past President of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School PTO. 

Curtis Miles

Curtis Miles

General Manager
WAOW Channel 9

Curtis Miles is the General Manager at WAOW Television, the local ABC affiliate in Wausau, WI. He joined the award winning Newsline 9 team in July of 2017. 


Rick Reyer

Central Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio

Rick Reyer will serve as moderator for the evening. Reyer began his career at Wisconsin Public Radio in 1989 in Green Bay as the first business development representative outside of Madison. After relocating to Madison in the early 1990s, Reyer and his family returned to their Central Wisconsin roots in 1995 and opened the Wausau regional bureau at UW-Marathon County, now UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.


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.