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Grant boosts investigation of Wisconsin water issues, experiment in journalism education at UW-Madison

Wisconsin’s water quality and supply will be investigated by University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and others through a $35,000 grant announced by the Online News Association. The project, titled The Confluence: A Live News Experiment Covering Wisconsin Waters, connects journalism courses, WCIJ, Madison Commons, state newspapers, and public and commercial broadcast outlets, as well as volunteer citizen water monitoring.

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.

UW-Madison students play major role as Center wins eight Milwaukee Press Club awards

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism received eight awards in the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, which were announced today. The Center now has won 25 awards from the press club, receiving eight in 2013, four in 2012 and five in 2011.

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.

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.

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.”

Evjue Foundation steps up with largest gift from a Wisconsin donor

The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, has awarded the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism a major grant to support its award-winning investigative reporting and training of young journalists. The $20,000 gift is the largest single donation received from a Wisconsin donor since WCIJ began operating in 2009.

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