Out of the darkness, a happy first anniversary

Eviction Attempt budget language

Exactly a year ago, the Wisconsin Legislature caught us sleeping. In a secret predawn move on June 5, 2013, legislators anonymously inserted a measure into the state budget. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jason Stein broke the news in a tweet at 5:19 a.m. — the moment we’re posting this update, as we reflect on the first anniversary. The entire Legislature soon approved the two-sentence provision, titled “Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.” It would have evicted WCIJ from offices we share with our student interns on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and would have made it illegal for UW employees to collaborate with WCIJ. With your help, our darkest hour became our finest hour. Continue Reading

Summer internship deadline is Friday

A gentle reminder to students in the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Friday is the deadline to apply for a summer internship at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Applications are due by 5 p.m.

The nonprofit Center is seeking three reporting interns for the summer. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, at the time of application, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the Center is based. Pay is $10 an hour. This is a 40-hour-per-week position. Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading