Beyond The Headlines: A Wisconsin Humanities Council Event

Police and media are coming together Wednesday for the second in a series of continued public dialogue about the news and its impact on policing.

In a “Beyond the Headlines” event in Wausau, organizers will ask the audience: What is the news and whose story is it?

The free event is 7 p.m. Wednesday in room E101/E102 at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau.

The presenters will include:

Melissa Langbehn, WAOW-TV 9 anchor
Sarah Gray, news director for WSAW/WZAW-TV
Robert Mentzer, living and storytelling editor for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
Clayton Schulz, who became Everest Metro police chief in March.
Captain Clay Schulz of Everest Metro Police Department

According to the event Facebook page, attendees will get a chance to delve into a scenario of possible stories that Wausau journalists undertake each day. The event will include small group talks where participants will be able to choose the most important news stories.

“Beyond the Headlines” is a program created by the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The nonprofit, nonpartisan humanities council launched the program in response to concerns about the public’s declining trust in the news media.

Source: Wausau Daily Herald