Nominations are being sought for the eighth annual Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, recognizing an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin. The award will be presented on April 19.
This Giving Tuesday, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is unveiling a video that tells the story of our efforts to increase the quality and quantity of investigative journalism while training current and future investigative reporters.
We’re excited to announce that the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been chosen to be a part of News Match, a national campaign that will match any gift you make to the Center through Dec. 31, 2017 — up to $1,000!
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association board of directors has approved a $10,000 sponsorship of the seventh annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards, double the largest previous support of the annual celebration of open government and investigative reporting.
Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism are pleased to announce Alexandra Hall has been named the 2017 Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow. During the one-year fellowship, Hall will work collaboratively with WPR and WCIJ to deepen her skills in investigative journalism, editing and on-air radio production.
Mary Matthias, the top attorney in the nonpartisan agency that provides legal and policy advice to the Wisconsin Legislature, this week retired from nearly three decades of state service and became a reporter for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
They’ve traveled 1,000 miles across Wisconsin, drawing attention to important issues affecting the quality and supply of our state’s water. Now, four sculptures crafted by artist Carrie Roy are headed for the next stage in their adventure: They’re for sale.
Attorney Robert J. Dreps, a champion of open government who has represented news organizations in groundbreaking cases for three decades, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.
On July 9, the members of the Wisconsin state Assembly collectively affirmed their support for open government. They passed a resolution stating that the Assembly “remains committed to our state’s open record and open government laws and policies, and will take all necessary steps to ensure that these laws and policies are preserved without modification or degradation.” They vowed to “continue to work to uphold these principles and protections.”