Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Date:  August 18, 2017


Join us in beautiful Madison for Madison Driving Short Course. This year’s short course is being held in the memory of Rick Jowett who passed away in 2015.

Registration Info

WBA or WNA members $50
NPPA Members $50
Non Members $85
Students $35


Airport: MSN – Dane County Regional Airport
Event Location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

Lowell Center Hotel, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703. Call 608-256-2621 to reserve a room. Special rates of $105 a night for a standard room or $124 for a deluxe are available. Our rate and room block will be available until 7/28/17.

For issues concerning registration contact info@nppa.org.

Event Schedule/Speakers

Dave Delozier

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Dave Delozier is a former NPPA Photographer of the Year who made the transition to being an MMJ about 10 years ago. After spending more than 30 years working at KUSA in Denver, CO, Dave moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family, and has worked at WISC in Madison for the last 4 years. Over the course of his career, Dave has covered everything from Super Bowls and Stanley Cups, to spending time behind the scenes with the Pope. He’s been honored with numerous Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow awards and has been part of several NPPA Station of the Year Awards.

Anne Herbst

Anne Herbst

Anne Herbst is an Emmy, Murrow, and NPPA award winning journalist at KUSA in Denver, CO. Rather than refer to her as a photojournalist, MMJ, or one-woman-band, the station chooses to call her a Senior Multi-skilled Journalist. In other words, she’s a great all around storyteller. Anne has worked in Denver for more than a decade, and has a Masters Degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She also spent two years at the Denver Post, creating video content for their website. But before that, this Wisconsin native earned her undergraduate degree studying print journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She has been instrumental in putting together the NPPA’s Women in Visual Journalism Conference, and is a mentor and teacher for many aspiring and veteran journalists.

Michael Kienitz

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Michael Kienitz’s 46-year career has taken him to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Lebanon, Afghanistan,Northern Ireland and Africa. Kienitz has been using drones to shoot video and stills in the Amazon Basin, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and other countries including a four year project on the impact of climate change in South Eastern Iceland. Kientz is a contributor to the magazine Drone 360 and teaches a class in Photography and Video for Drones at The University of Wisconsin.

E. Jason Wambsgans

Chicago Tribune staff photographer E. Jason Wambsgans, photographed on May 15, 2017. Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. Wambsgans, who covers a wide range of assignments has been with the Tribune since 2002 and has spent the last four years intensively documenting gun violence in Chicago. Wambsgans received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his story about a 10-year-old Chicago boy recovering from being shot.

Andy Konkle

Andy Konkle

Andy Konkle is the Chief Photographer at WITI, the Fox affiliate in Milwaukee, WI.  Andy started his career as an intern at WMTV in Madison, followed by brief stint at WSAW in Wausau, where he was introduced to the NPPA.  After two and a half years at WGBA in Green Bay, Andy joined WITI, where he’s been since 2000.  WITI was recently named NPPA Medium Market Station of the Year for the second year in a row, and Andy’s work and leadership have played a strong role in both.  The photography staff at WITI has helped build a culture of storytelling in the newsroom, the results of which can be seen not only in the quality, but also in the number of Emmy awards they win every year.

Rick Jowett Fellowship

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The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Foundation is establishing a fund to support a Rick Jowett Fellowship as means to pay tribute to Rick Jowett, beloved photographer and long-time member of the WBA family who died in July of 2015. The fellowship will assist aspiring professionals, dedicated career professionals of our member stations as well as students of the visual media with skill, training and professional development.

Rick grew up in a media family. His grandfather was CEO of Forward Communications which owned several television stations throughout the country. His family was also involved in the print media, the Wausau Herald, Wausau, WI. While in high school Rick began his career as a photographer working for the Wausau Herald.

Rick Jowett completed his degree in journalism (UW-Madison) in the late 70s. Following graduation, Rick started his career in broadcasting as a still photographer at WMTV-TV, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Rick began working with the WBA in 1985 as the Association’s event photographer. He served graciously and unconditionally until his passing.