Starting with data from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, students with Media Milwaukee took an in-depth look at the record 343 drug overdose deaths in the county in 2016. They analyzed the data and interviewed officials, families and experts. These reports provide a telling look at who died; the drugs that killed them; where […]
UW-Milwaukee student journalists writing for Media Milwaukee.com won six first place regional Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence awards, and those entries now head to nationals, SPJ announced. In addition, seven other UWM journalism stories won finalist awards in the regional competition, which encompasses student journalism from Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. […]
Media Milwaukee is again nominated for Best Website and UWM journalists won for investigative reporting, writing, video, audio and online stories in the 2016 Milwaukee Press Club Collegiate journalism competition. Ambitious class and team projects including How The Mississippi Valley Turned Red received many nominations. UWM students led the pack with 20 nominations, topping UW-Madison’s 15 and Marquette’s 14. The featured speaker at the MPC Gridiron […]
Media Milwaukee student journalists from UW-Milwaukee won 14 prestigious statewide awards from the Wisconsin College Media Association, including five first place honors. Among those journalism awards: The Media Milwaukee news site, which is produced by students working in courses taught by instructors in the Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies Department at UWM, won second place […]
On January 21, 2017, more than one million people marched in cities across the United States to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. The largest crowd was in Washington, D.C. but dozens of other cities hosted marches, including Madison and Milwaukee. See our coverage below.
Students in JAMS 602 spent the fall semester reporting and writing in-depth stories on topics of their choice. Find their multimedia presentations here.
There are statistics, maps and numbers—and then there are people. Getting into the minds of voters is exactly what student journalists and instructors set out to do less than three weeks after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in a stunning victory that not many saw coming. One of the […]
Students’ choices on election day fueled Donald Trump’s surprise win in Wisconsin. Journalism students fanned out to ask what motivated young people, or turned them off. Wisconsinites overwhelmingly voted Republican for the first time in a presidential election since 1984. Evan Casey reports. In Milwaukee county, […]
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In StoryCorps style, journalism students recorded fun and poignant conversations with friends and family over Thanksgiving weekend. Rukiya Stewart talks with her mother, Tonia, about their first moments together and life throughout the years. Sisters Kristi Klein and Wendi Miller suffered a terrible loss when they were kids. They sit […]
By Nelson Sederstrom Papers shuffle, sips of coffee are taken, foreheads are wrinkled. There seems to be an elephant in the room joining the staff during this edition of the history department’s meeting of faculty, and the mammal is trumpeting loudly the looming letters and science budget cuts that will not only effect the whole […]
By Nelson Sederstrom Two students sit at a large round table at the Gasthaus bar and restaurant in the basement of the student union at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, with a large orange, white and green flag draped over the glistening wood as they anxiously await the arrival of their first prospective inquirers. The […]
They’re a group of millennial voters affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, little did they know, but their state – and county – were about to become the epicenter of the contentious and consequential 2016 presidential election. In the end, Democrat Hillary Clinton lost Wisconsin to Republican Donald Trump, a victory that helped Trump […]