The beginning of 2020’s end

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Note to readers regarding openness at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Last week the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Center Investigative Journalism approved three policies — all of which are now posted on our website — providing insights into our standards for use of unnamed sources in news stories, how we approach the issue of diversity in our news coverage and operations, and how we handle personal information we receive from users of our website.

Center seeks spring, summer reporting interns

The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking two reporting interns for the spring semester, and three reporting interns for the summer. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, at the time of application, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the Center is based. Pay is $10 an hour. Schedule is flexible — about 20 hours per week in the spring and 40 hours per week in the summer. The application deadline for the spring internships is 5 p.m. Jan.