In an era when mainstream journalists like myself hear the term "fake news" thrown at our work, it was nice to hear a Washington Post editor confirm the importance of our profession.
Recent controversy surrounding an article that was published by an Oshkosh high school’s student newspaper about the whereabouts of an assistant principal then taken down just an hour later by administration begs the question: How should we be teaching young journalists?
There are milestones everyone reaches in their life that can include graduating from high school and college, marriage, having children and grandchildren, buying your first house and retirement.
We may have been going to “the happiest place on Earth,” but that wasn’t my attitude when my alarm went off bright and early at 5:45 a.m. that day.
The numbers from the National Association of Sports Officials speak volumes: About 80 percent of young officials quit after just two years and more than 75 percent of high school officials say "adult behavior" is the main reason for getting out.
A veterans tribute trail that will start construction this summer in downtown Eau Claire will include the roles that minority groups and women played in U.S. armed forces.
Regardless if an Eau Claire convention center will or won’t be a part of the project, UW-Eau Claire is pressing forward with its plans for a new sports arena and recreation complex.
As the Leader-Telegram’s entertainment reporter, the question I get asked most often is, “So you get to, like, attend all the concerts and shows and everything, right?”
Have you ever noticed how photos and stories about autumn leaf raking always seem to portray an idyllic setting with loving parents and their sweet little ones frolicking in a big pile of dried leaves?
The best part about being a reporter, in my opinion, is listening to people’s stories and then having the privilege of sharing those stories with the rest of the world — hopefully making an impact on at least a person or two.
Upon hearing that Eau Claire’s proposed 2019 budget would essentially keep the status quo, some City Council members uttered the idea of asking voters if they’d be willing to pay more.
Jack Nicklaus is renowned for winning six Masters titles. The same goes for Roger Federer and his eight Wimbledon championships and Tom Brady and the five Super Bowl rings he has earned with the New England Patriots.
Wednesday’s Chippewa Valley appearance by Vice President Mike Pence is the fourth time I’ve had the opportunity to cover the appearance of either a sitting president or vice president as a reporter for the Leader-Telegram.
With city leaders taking a stand on a national political issue and changing city documents with more politically-correct language, a former councilman questions if they’re focusing enough of their attention on running Eau Claire.
Maybe it was curiosity. Maybe it was the desire to witness the first-ever game. Maybe it was the desire to get winter sports underway.
Eau Claire leaders lauded a neighborhood association’s pledge to help improve a public park, but also worried that other outdoor spots in the city where homeowners aren’t as active in their community could fall behind.
As I think back on my first couple of weeks returned to the Leader-Telegram as a newly minted full-time reporter, what stands out to me is one important, beautiful reminder of just how essential local newspapers are to their communities — and forever will be.