About WisContext

WisContext is a service of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. An online multimedia news and information project, it presents the reporting, research and community-based expertise of these partners to provide information and insight about urgent and emergent issues that affect Wisconsin. Supported by a team of journalists and educators, this collaborative platform assembles and builds on their work. WisContext is led by an editorial board that consists of a leadership representative from each partner organization. Its staff is embedded with the three partners and works in concert with their journalists and educators.

WisContext Staff

  • Kristian Knutsen, Managing Editor
  • Samantha Nash, Associate Editor
  • Hayley Sperling, Engagement Editor

WisContext Editorial Board

  • Michael Arnold, Wisconsin Public Radio Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer
  • Kathy Bissen, Wisconsin Public Television Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer

WisContext started publishing stories in 2015 and launched its website in 2016. Its content is open to syndication, and may be republished by media organizations and educators interested in using and sharing this information. WisContext also publishes a weekly newsletter, and anybody interested in updates can subscribe to receive it.

WisContext is an award-winning news and information service. It has been honored with multiple awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Milwaukee Press Club.

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