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Jane Hampden

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Field Of Dreams

Illustration by Luciano Lozano/Getty Images I am a college journalism teacher, and I hate hearing these words: “I want to turn my love of sports in...
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On the Air

Ben Calhoun sees the world, including his beloved Milwaukee, through the eyes of a top-notch storyteller. He’s a producer for This American Life, one of...
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Outside Looking In

Southeast Wisconsin’s epic political chasm is the focus of two recent high-profile news stories – one local, one national – and the headlines signal radical...
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Town Criers

Illustration by Jason Greenberg. When a morning fire roared through Racine’s Mitchell Elementary School in late February, TV news trucks and report...
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Hail to the Chief

Illustration by Michael Hirshon The Milwaukee Police Department used to have a tough time countering news reports of botched investigations or police bru...
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School’s Out

illustration by Morgan Schweitzer The room was jammed and hot. More than 100 school superintendents packed the Senate chamber at the state Capitol in early M...
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Field Work

Photo by Sara Stathas Is it a shrimp? A lobster?” The voice of a fascinated 5-year-old blends with plinks of stones in water as the girl’s mother...
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Double Byline

Illustration by Leslie Herman Chaotic newsrooms have little in common with the staid halls of academia, where deadlines arrive semester by semester, no...