Beyond The Headlines: A Wisconsin Humanities Council Event

Residents of the Wausau area will have the chance to join a conversation this month about police work and how the news media cover it.

“Building Trust: Law Enforcement, the Media, and You” will feature a panel of law enforcement leaders, journalists and other experts discussing the relationship between police and media and how the community can stay informed. The forum is part of Beyond the Headlines, an initiative of the Wisconsin Humanities Council that aims to bring together Wisconsin media and the public as trust in news outlets declines.

The free event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Health Sciences Center Auditorium at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive. The panelists are:

  • Wausau Police Chief Ben Bliven
  • Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks
  • Sarah Gray, news director for WSAW/WZAW
  • Glen Moberg, reporter and talk show host for Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Mike Leary, editor of the San Antonio Express-News. Leary, who grew up in Rice Lake, won a Pulitzer Prize along with a team of reporters he led in Philadelphia.
  • Kathleen Bartzen Culver, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Sue Riseling, executive director of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Wednesday’s forum, which is co-sponsored by the Wausau Daily Herald and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, is the first of five discussion events. Four more will take place in June, September, October and November.

To learn more and register for the event, visit

Source: Wausau Daily Herald