MILWAUKEE – As violent crime continues to rise in Milwaukee, journalists are spending more and more time at the scenes of carjackings, armed robberies and murders. The experience can be overwhelming at times — how do you get your job done while balancing the story, the sensitivity of the victims and your own personal safety?

The Milwaukee Press Club and, will hold a Newsmaker at Night panel discussion featuring area journalists who will discuss how they are able to cover crime scenes safely while maintaining sensitivity to the impact of crime on victims, their families and the surrounding community.

This event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. This is a free event and seating is limited so registration is required and can be done here.

Bruce Harrison, multimedia journalist for TMJ4 News, will moderate the discussion among a panel of journalists who have seen it all. With combined experience of 80 plus years in the field, they’ll answer questions and share tips on how to report under difficult circumstances. 

The panel:
Ashley Luthern – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Andrew Triplett – TMJ4 News 
Amanda St. Hilaire – FOX6 News
Kent Wainscott – WISN 12 News

There is no cost to attend this event, which is being underwritten by the MPC Endowment. The endowment is the independent charitable affiliate of the Milwaukee Press Club, funding scholarships and grants that advance excellence in journalism. For more information, to request grants and make donations, go to

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies. partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

The press club’s Newsmaker series is held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions, or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House. 

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