Your Right to Know: Court loss could prove costly

Newspapers are usually reluctant to go to court. But sometimes we must, to protect our ability to report the facts readers need to assess the performance of their elected officials.

LISTEN: What Young People Know About Guns

On this week’s episode of Precious Lives, a two-year project examining gun violence among young people in the Milwaukee area and statewide, reporters Kate Golden and Sean Kirkby visit the Madison area’s Allied Drive Boys and Girls Club to ask children what they know about guns. The reporters found that nearly all of the young people they talked to had some level of experience with guns.

George Stanley

Your Right to Know: Democracy demands open government

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel noted the danger of tinkering with transparency at the summit he convened July 29 on open government. “Messing with open government laws is like touching the third rail,” Schimel said. “I think that lesson has been learned recently.”

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to hire first paid intern for public engagement and marketing

The award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking to hire its first public engagement and marketing intern.

The paid intern will assist the Associate Director in engaging the Center’s audiences through social media, events and other outreach, and working to increase and track the reach and impact of WisconsinWatch.org reports.