Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
What’s the state of journalism in 2016? Questionable. What’s the state of “What’s the state of journalism?” pieces in 2016? Healthy! Ryan, Evan, and Matt delve into a great piece on the subject from sports writer Craig Calcaterra, which discusses “low morale” at CBSSports.com, and why these completely new, crazy things called “the Internet,” “bloggers,” and “aggregation” are being blamed. The value of the much-sought-after scoop is up next (per another great piece from Calcaterra), as are the pros and cons of “intersectionalist” writing—a.k.a. writing that mixes politics and other real-life concerns in with its subject.