Media Trackers: Another Gannett reporter has been found reporting on Gov. Scott Walker after signing a petition to force a recall election to remove him from office.
Media Trackers earlier this week discovered that Madeleine Behr of the Appleton Post-Crescent and USA Today signed a Walker recall petition before joining Gannett, but despite editors knowing about her brief political activism she was assigned to cover political topics – including Walker’s presidential campaign, anyway.
Shereen Siewert of the Wausau Daily Herald signed a Walker recall petition in December of 2011, just months before she joined the newspaper as a reporter according to her LinkedIn profile. Her name appears as “Shereen Skola” on the petition, which is consistent with court records from that time, and the address listed matches her present address.