March 28, 2014

UW-Madison students play major role as Center wins eight Milwaukee Press Club awards

Tegan Wendland, Lauren Fuhrmann, Rory Linnane, Andy Hall, Dee Hall, Kate Golden, Jake Harper and Wesley Brooks at the Milwaukee Press Club Awards May 16, 2014. The Center won eight awards this year, including a sweep of the innovative feature category.

Tegan Wendland, Lauren Fuhrmann, Rory Linnane, Andy Hall, Dee Hall, Kate Golden, Jake Harper and Wesley Brooks at the Milwaukee Press Club Awards May 16, 2014. The Center won eight awards this year, including a sweep of the innovative feature category.

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism received eight awards in the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, which were announced today.

The Center now has won 25 awards from the press club, receiving eight in 2013, four in 2012 and five in 2011.

University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, working as paid Center interns, played critical roles in seven of the eight award-winning projects. The awards were earned in competition with professional news organizations across Wisconsin.

The announcement of whether each award is gold, silver or bronze will come at the awards dinner on May 16. The press club’s Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism are the state’s premiere all-media journalism competition.

Details:

Best multi-story coverage of a single feature topic or event

Kate Golden, Kate Prengaman and Marion Ceraso

Water Watch Wisconsin Endocrine disruptors and groundwater quantity   

Best investigative story or series

Mario Koran, Lukas Keapproth

Lost signals, disconnected lives

Best public service story

Tegan Wendland

State passes up disabled aid despite backlogs  

Best background, analytical or interpretive story

Jake Harper

Supreme Court justices tend to favor attorney donors

Rory Linnane

In some choice schools, disabilities are liability

Best use of multimedia

Kate Golden, Kate Prengaman

Water Watch Wisconsin Endocrine disruptors and groundwater quantity   

Best reporting of an ongoing news story (audio category)

Alison Dirr, Kate Prengaman

Wisconsin’s burgeoning frac sand industry

Best documentary, investigative or public affairs story or series  (audio category)

Tegan Wendland

State passes up federal disabilities aid for jobless, despite backlogs