How BlueWisconsin picks the stories we share

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If you’ve ever wondered how we decide what stories make the grade for posting to our feed, or specifically wondered why a certain article was included or excluded, I thought I’d take a minute to explain our criteria.

First and foremost, there must be a Wisconsin angle. Though there are ample interesting stories each news day about Trump and the national political scene, there are also bountiful sources for you to find that news. Indeed, even when you might be in the mood to avoid it, it will find you.

In contrast, BlueWisconsin’s explicit goal is to serve as a megaphone specifically for what is happening with our state’s politics, including the lawmakers who represent us in Madison and in D.C.

Along those lines, we also stick to politics. Often I’ll encounter articles about some aspect or news from Wisconsin that, while interesting, isn’t directly related to current or potential legislation or to our legislators.

Lastly, because there’s a limit to how many stories a reader is willing or able to take in each day, we generally whittle down what we find to 10-15 of the best, most important articles. Almost every day we have more stories in front of us than we can post, so sometimes an article that otherwise meets the criteria above simply doesn’t make the cut. It’s also why we rarely post a story twice, unless there’s been a new development or a new angle is presented.

We hope you’re finding BlueWisconsin useful as a way to stay abreast of what is going on politically in our state, especially as we approach the 2018 midterms and every election and primary between now and then. If you ever have questions or comments about our content, please don’t hesitate to reach out by clicking the “Talk to us” link at the top of our blog page.

Thank you!

Sabrina K., Editor/Founder

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