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Polling expert Charles Franklin to deliver keynote at Wisconsin Watchdog Awards

Charles Franklin, a nationally recognized polling expert, will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards.

Investigative reporter Umhoefer to receive Wisconsin Watchdog Award

Note: This post was updated on April 9 to include additional sponsors.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter Dave Umhoefer, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 investigation into pension padding in Milwaukee County, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.
The award is a highlight of the fourth annual Wisconsin Watchdog [...]

Seeking Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, presented annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin.

WCIJ Education Fund launched to support training of investigative journalists

Today we proudly announce the creation of the WCIJ Education Fund to support the training of investigative journalists. The first goal of the Education Fund is to support WCIJ’s internship program, an integral part of the Center’s award-winning collaboration with the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Center responds to veto of eviction attempt, launches Education Fund drive

Center responds to veto of eviction attempt, launches Education Fund drive

We thank Gov. Scott Walker for deleting this ill-conceived measure from the budget. The effort by an unnamed lawmaker or lawmakers to end the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s award-winning relationship with the University of Wisconsin, however, tells us that our reporting is making a difference.

Investigative journalism center hires prominent journalist Ron Seely as reporter, editor, mentor

Award-winning journalist Ron Seely, nationally recognized for his expertise in science and environmental reporting, is joining the staff of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism as a reporter, editor and student mentor.

WCIJ Board of Directors statement on the Joint Finance Committee proposal to evict the Center from the UW

“We believe the Center can contribute much more in the future to Wisconsin citizens, faculty and students through its present location at the university. Thus, we respectfully request removal of language that would curtail what has been a productive and rewarding collaboration for all, providing students with pay, real-world experience and expanded opportunities for employment while helping residents understand major issues facing their communities.”

Simpson Street Free Press stands with WCIJ

Simpson Street Free Press stands with WCIJ

“In an age where print media is on a steady decline, funds to support the watchdog function of journalism are virtually non-existent. That’s why attacks by some in state government on the Center for Investigative Journalism are so deplorable.
And they hurt Wisconsin’s young people.”

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