Archive | January 2011

Feds holding back on loan mod records

Housing advocates and media organizations have been waiting more than a year for demographic data on who’s getting mortgage modifications through a government program.

Wisconsin InfoLink: The joy (and danger) of snowmobiles

Trails, maps, snow reports, safety tips and statistics for snowmobilers, from librarian-blogger Ron Larson.

A new transparency tool in town

Opengovernment.org, a promising new tool that tries to scrape pretty much everything you could want to know about the Wisconsin state legislature.

CJR profiles student reporters’ crucial role at WisconsinWatch.org

The outstanding work of WisconsinWatch.org’s paid student interns is highlighted in a new report from Columbia Journalism Review, a widely watched industry publication.
“In just under two years, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has broken over twenty-five major stories, ranging from the increased dependence on immigrant labor in the dairy industry to the stories behind the alarmingly high [...]

Climate change in our backyard

Historical ice cover on Madison’s lakes gives us a close look at climate change. Close as in five minutes from our office.

Wisconsin InfoLink: Check for icy roads before you go

It’s that time of year where traveling even a short distance can become a major adventure due to bad weather. Wisconsin InfoLink can help you prepare for or avoid those hassles with its links to driving and weather conditions.

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