Sep 17, 2009

Newspaper reporting samples

The following are selected newspaper reporting samples published by The Herald-Independent, located in Dane County, Wisconsin, where I work as Managing Editor (April 2006 - April 2011).
Satisfaction and sadness in departure
OpEd: We are all part of the 'Real Wisconsin'
"Chaotic" situation at Capitol brings board and teachers together on new contract
State budget proposal will force 'devastating' cuts at Monona Grove schools
Schools closed as teachers protest removal of collective bargaining rights

After nearly two years of study, Maywood and Winnequah schools consolidated
The Antarctic Translator
Deadlocked teacher contract negotiations likely heading for arbitration
Middle school's geothermal system meets energy savings projections
Meriter seeking $2.55 million in TIF funding for new health clinic
Aldo Leopold Nature Center breaks ground on climate change classroom
Finding a ghost in the woods - Morel mushroom hunting
"A huge loss" - District loses Business Service Director while facing massive budget deficit
Family starts youth triathlon in honor of late son
Monona residents going Nowhere fast for cancer research
Proposed charter school possible through partnership with Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Elementary school will stay open one more year, board decides
Fliers on school budget hearing sparks controversy
Closure of elementary school, consolidation at middle school, recommended (budget)

Challenging year for horseshoe team ends on positive note
Council embraces 'Don't ask, don't tell' on urban chickens, bike path
Curriculum workshop: "It is morally our responsibility to address poor achievement"
Entering fourth term, Mayor Kahl seeks common ground and revitalization
Veserat still ahead by one vote after city council recount
Dentist finds peace on Honduran mission
Council declares Bourbon Street Grille a 'disorderly house'

Investigation of local haunting raises more questions at local barber shop
Smoking ban taking effect June 1 and Smoking Ban Committee seeks compromise to avoid referendum
Taking the '12' out of Community Cable Channel 12
Pooch recognized for saving owner's life