Diversity at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Approved Sept. 8, 2010, updated May 8, 2018, by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism embraces diversity and inclusiveness in its journalism, training activities, hiring practices and workplace operations. The Center recognizes that its mission and society in general are strengthened by respecting individuals’ cultural traditions, beliefs and viewpoints. The Center further acknowledges that for its journalism, and our democracy, to attain their highest potential, a robust supply of reliable information about key issues must be accessible to all.

Inclusiveness is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists. Our guiding principles: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Explore solutions. The complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints. Race, class, generation, gender and geography all affect point of view. Reflecting these differences in our reporting leads to better, more-nuanced stories and a better-informed community.

Information about the composition of the Center’s workforce may be found in its responses to the American Society of News Editors Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, posted here.

The Center recognizes that Wisconsin law bars employers from discrimination on the basis of:

Age, Ancestry, Arrest Record, Color, Conviction RecordCreedDisabilityGenetic TestingHonesty TestingMarital StatusMilitary Service, National Origin, Pregnancy or Childbirth, Race, SexSexual OrientationUse or nonuse of lawful products off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours. Employees may not be harassed in the workplace based on their protected status nor retaliated against for filing a complaint, for assisting with a complaint, or for opposing discrimination in the workplace (citations provided by state Department of Workforce Development).