A windowless office in Vilas Hall is known to journalists across the country as the “Northern Bureau.” It’s where I and other University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students learned an important lesson about working as an investigative journalist: It’s not as glamorous as it sounds.
At the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, truth is our ultimate goal. We are transparent with our subjects and readers, we rigorously fact-check all our information and we share our work with news media across the nation. We feel tremendous pressure to get every detail right.
With just four full-time, permanent staff and the help of our talented interns and assistants, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism produces news that reaches millions of people each year. But we don’t do it alone. Our success depends on collaborations with other news organizations and academic institutions. These partnerships allow us to produce an impressive body of in-depth reports exploring issues crucial to Wisconsin and beyond. Support Investigative Reporting in Wisconsin
In just the past two years, WCIJ has partnered with more than a dozen news outlets and student journalists to produce investigative stories.
Democracy relies on an informed electorate. At the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, we help achieve that by providing nonpartisan, fact-checked stories that help you make important decisions on Election Day and beyond. Support journalism that protects the vulnerable, exposes wrongdoing and explores solutions.
We’re excited to announce that gifts to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism are being doubled, up to $1,000 per donor, from now through Dec. 31! A way to boost the impact of your generosity even more: If you set up recurring donations, they will be matched at a full-year value to encourage sustaining support of the Center. For example, a new $20-a-month donation now is eligible for an immediate $240 match.