Category: March 2016

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jennifer Lozen Thunder Bay Broadcasting (Alpena)

Jennifer Lozen  Thunder Bay Broadcasting, Alpena Jennifer Lozen is the Traffic Director and Program Director for WBKB-TV/WBUP-TV/WBKP-TV, based in Alpena, where she has been for the last eight years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Jennifer: Nachos Q2: When I’m not working, I’d rather be… Jennifer: With friends and family, relaxing. Q4: If I had the chance,… read more

PBS’ Alice Ferris Joins WGVU’s Membership Drive

On March 23, WGVU Public Media hosted national PBS talent Alice Ferris during their recent TV Membership Drive. Alice joined the station team for its presentation of Michigan Hometown Stories: Saugatuck/Douglas, a local WGVU production highlighting the history and story of the local west Michigan community. During the night, the station announced that the series will… read more

Free Workshop for Journalists: “Beyond Flint – Reporting the Unreported Water Stories in Your Communities”

On Saturday, April 16, the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Water Science Network will present a free workshop for journalists, both staff and freelance, to assist them in reporting water-related stories. Presenters include Curt Guyette, ACLU journalist who broke the Flint story; Rebecca Fedewa, Flint River Watershed Coalition; Joan Rose, MSU Center for… read more

Legislation Creates Open Government Commission

State Representative Martin Howrylak (R-41) introduced HB 5488, legislation to establish an Open Government Commission within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Howrylak’s bill would establish the Commission to receive and investigate citizen complaints regarding responses to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Commission may refer complaints to the… read more

House Passes IPAWS Modernization Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a public warning improvement bill — the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act. The legislation, S. 1180, introduced by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senator Claire McCaskill, (D-MO), integrates multiple communication systems like EAS and wireless alerts, promotes local and regional… read more