Your voices: Testimonials about the Center

See all the latest updates on our Testimonials page, where new messages are added daily throughout December 2013.
“Wanted: A few kind words.”
With that email subject line, we reached out in December 2013 to journalists, journalism educators and the public, asking: “Would you be willing to write a sentence or so about the value of the [...]

Center hiring three summer investigative reporting interns

The award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking applicants for three paid summer internships. The interns will report on investigative stories and may use other skills, including photography and data analysis and visualization, to produce investigative coverage.

In memoriam: IowaWatch director Richard Tapscott, major figure in Iowa journalism

Richard Tapscott, a major figure in Iowa journalism and original member of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism board of directors, died Sunday at age 65. At the the Iowa Center, which is modeled after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Tapscott served as the board’s vice president.

Your Right to Know/Lawmaker contacts shouldn’t be secret

There is a broader issue: the public has a right to know who is saying what to elected officials.

Slaughterhouses across the country: A collaborative map

The Center helped Harvest Public Media map meat packers nationwide for a Harvest series, “In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouses.”

Your Right to Know / Don’t shield donor employer info

Grothman’s bill would raise the threshold for when donors to state and local campaigns must disclose their occupations and eliminate the requirement that the donor’s principal place of employment be disclosed.

Podcast: Scraping the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Today we’re continuing our new occasional podcast series with a conversation between the Center’s Kate Golden and freelancer Jake Harper, about his recently published piece showing that over the past decade, Wisconsin Supreme Court justices tended to favor clients whose attorneys had donated to their campaigns, and recused themselves from just 2 percent of cases [...]

October update: Wisconsin’s frac sand industry map

Wisconsin’s frac sand boom may have slowed, but the number of permitted and proposed facilities still has grown since the Center’s May tally.

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