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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 [...]

Center’s eviction now in Walker’s court

The Center’s eviction is now in Walker’s court. Both houses of the state Legislature have declined to ax a state budget provision that would evict the Center from the University of Wisconsin and bar UW employees from working with it as part of their duties.

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.”

Young journalists get harsh lesson

The Legislature’s action, wrote Hall, would “diminish opportunities for students” and “limit the freedoms of faculty members to determine how best to teach.”

Joyce Foundation awards grant to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and MinnPost

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and MinnPost are receiving a major grant from The Joyce Foundation to support reporting on key issues in their neighboring states. The $100,000 grant from the Chicago-based foundation, to be split by the two nonprofit news organizations, will fund coverage of political reform, environmental protection and gun violence issues in Wisconsin, as well as political reform in Minnesota.

UW-Madison investigative reporting collaboration honored in APME award

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have won a national award for their collaborative efforts to produce investigative reporting. The Associated Press Media Editors’ first Innovator of the Year for College Students award cites the Center and school, which since 2009 have collaborated in classrooms and through paid internships.

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