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We serve the residents of Caledonia and Wind Point, Wisconsin. We believe in connecting people with their community, offering unique insight and useful information about the area. If you have any story ideas, questions or comments, please contact Denise Lockwood at email@example.com
Meet Your Local Patch Team
Denise Lockwood, Contributor, Editor, Blogger
Jan. 5, 1970
I have 10 years of experience in community journalism and I love every aspect of it. Over the years I have earned awards for my writing from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association in a number of categories. I've written for the Kenosha News, Milwaukee Magazine, She Magazine, Prime Magazine, Conley Publishing, CNI and Southern Lakes Newspapers.
There's not much I haven't written about over the years. I have bachelor's degree in journalism and a graduate certificate in advanced professional writing and communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I've also received training in multimedia reporting from the Poynter Institute.
On a personal note, I've lived in Caledonia for the past seven years and I am engaged to Larry Davis. We live together with his daughter, Aleesha Davis and my daughter, Katie Knoff. We have a dog named Logan and we often take him to the Johnson Park dog run. We enjoy going to festivals, concerts and amusement parks. I love roller coasters and Katie says that Larry makes me fun. Don't know what that means, but I'll take it. Occasionally I dabble in gardening, but quite frankly I'm not very good at it because I often lose focus halfway through the summer... so there will be no garden tours at my house.
I believe human beings should be treated with dignity and honor. Being a farm girl, I believe in hard work, being honest and respecting other people's beliefs.
I'm not registered with a political party. I've been accused of being 'liberal,' but I vote for the candidate not the political party. On numerous occasions I have voted republicans, but lately most of my ticket has been for the dems. My mom is a democrat. My dad is a republican. Dinners at the Lockwood household were interesting. With that said, I believe there is a time when we need to help people and a time when we need to help businesses. It's a delicate balance.
But with that said, I listen. I challenge all -- why was that important? And how did you decide that? Those are my two favorite questions. Remember when you were in geometry and you had to do proofs and show your work? I believe anyone who is in public office should be able to defend their decisions and in the course of those conversations I'm not afraid to say -- prove it.
I attend Trinity United Methodist Church and quite frankly, I think God rocks.
With that said, I respect all religions. Over the years, I've written a lot about religion: stories about a boy and his mother being baptized in the Catholic Church, a nun who made quilts out of her father's flannel shirts and gave them away, stolen Torahs, found Torahs, Seder meals, churches opening youth centers, bike blessings and mission trips. If religion isn't your thing, I respect that too.
Local Hot-Button Issues
I know people say that taxes are the most important thing, but I disagree with that thinking. Right now the economy has beaten up so many people. Now sure, none of us wants our taxes to go up, but at the end of the day I realize (after having been laid off for 18 months and on government assistance programs) just how lucky I am to have a warm bed, food, health insurance and a home. Anything beyond that, I'm OK with sharing. Some might call that liberal or socialist thinking, I call it treating people with the kindness and dignity they deserve.
WIth that said, I really wish people attended meetings and it disturbs me when people don't. I was taught that democracy is not a spectators sport and I wish others felt the same.
Sarah Worthman, Editor
Sarah worked as a Local Editor for Fox Point-Bayside Patch for two years. Today, she is Community Editor for all 15 Patch sites in Wisconsin, connecting readers, businesses big and small and neighbors to the news that matters most to them.
If you'd like to learn about blogging, posting an event on Patch or share a news tip, you can email Sarah directly here, or give her a call at 414-412-5561.
Making your life ridiculously easy one post at a time.
Robin Vos, Contributor
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Phil Meyer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame in Journalism in the spring of 2008. He joined the Journalism School in 1981 and served as Knight Chair in Journalism Professor from 1993-2008. Prior to joining the school, he held a number of reporter and research positions at various media outlets.
He has won numerous awards including the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for Research About Journalism (with Scott Maier). He was named a Fellow of Society of Professional Journalists in 2005. In 2004, the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication gave him its Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award. And in 2000 he received the American Association for Public Opinion Research Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement.
Meyer is the author of several books including The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age and Precision Journalism: A Reporter’s Introduction to Social Science Methods. Journalism Quarterly in 2000 listed this book as one of the 35 significant books of the 20th century in journalism and mass communication; and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, observing its 50th anniversary in 1996, listed it as one of 50 significant books on public opinion research.
He received his B.S. in technical journalism from Kansas State University and his M.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina.
Steven Berlin Johnson is a pioneer in the web world, as a co-founder of FEED, Plastic.com, and Outside.in, which was acquired by Patch in March of 2011. He also co-created Findings.com, which launched in late 2011. Steven was the 2009 Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at The Journalism School at Columbia University, and served for several years as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Journalism School. He is a bestselling author of seven books, and won acclaim and a Newhouse School Mirror Award for his 2010 Time Magazine cover story, "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live."
Speaking of Steven's editorial prowess, check out this video based on Steven's book, Where Good Ideas Come From, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Economist.
Brian Farnham, Founding Editor-in-Chief
Brian was Editor-in-Chief of Time Out New York magazine before coming to Patch. Before that he worked for a variety of publications both online and off, including Details magazine, New York Magazine, and the old, dearly departed Sidewalk.com. He has written for numerous publications, from the New York Times magazine to Harper's Bazaar. He graduated from Bowdoin College and got an MFA in creative writing at Columbia University so he could put his novel in a drawer with distinction. He lives in Manhattan with his beautiful wife, adorable son, angelic daughter and the world's most dog-like cat. He’s proud as hell of what the Patch team has built.
Ken Paulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Amendment Center
Ken Paulson is president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Paulson served as the editor and senior vice president/news of USA Today. He is now a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors, writing about First Amendment issues and the news media.
Throughout his career, Paulson has drawn on his background as both a journalist and lawyer, serving as the editor or managing editor of newspapers in five different states.
He also is past-president of the American Society of News Editors, the nation’s largest organization of news media leaders.
Paulson also was the host of the Emmy-honored television program “Speaking Freely,” seen in more than 60 PBS markets nationwide over five seasons, and the author of "Freedom Sings," a multimedia stage show celebrating the First Amendment that continues to tour the nation's campuses.
He was an early advocate of making newspaper content available online, launching online newspapers in both Florida and New York in 1993.
For 12 years, Paulson was a regular guest lecturer at the American Press Institute, speaking to more than 5,000 journalists about First Amendment issues. He was honored with the API Lifetime Service Award. In 2010 and 2011, he served as chair of the PBS Editorial Standards Review Committee.
In 2007, Paulson was named fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, “the highest honor SPJ bestows upon a journalist for extraordinary contributions to the profession.” In 2008, he received the Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award for Meritorious Service in Mass Communications from the Southern Regional Press Institute. He has also been elected to the Illini Publishing Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from American University.