Lauren Fuhrmann has been promoted to associate director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Fuhrmann, who joined the Center in 2011, was promoted from public engagement director to associate director in recognition of her growing responsibilities and outstanding performance, Executive Director Andy Hall said. “Lauren’s willingness to tackle new challenges, and to stretch her skills, have helped the Center, and its counterparts across the nation, to produce better journalism and improve the measurement of its impact,” Hall said. Fuhrmann leads WCIJ’s public engagement efforts, including events, social media, newsletter and promotional materials; is co-director of the website; tracks the distribution and assesses the impact of WCIJ’s news stories; assists with development of donors and writing of grant reports; handles bookkeeping duties; and produces photos, audio and video content. In 2013, she was among five young leaders in the inaugural group of “Future Headliners” honored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Wisconsin’s water quality and supply will be investigated by University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and others through a $35,000 grant announced by the Online News Association. The project, titled The Confluence: A Live News Experiment Covering Wisconsin Waters, connects journalism courses, WCIJ, Madison Commons, state newspapers, and public and commercial broadcast outlets, as well as volunteer citizen water monitoring. Continue Reading
Charles Franklin, a nationally recognized polling expert, will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual WisconsinWatch.orgdog Awards. Continue Reading
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.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter Dave Umhoefer, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 investigation into pension padding in Milwaukee County, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished WisconsinWatch.orgdog Award. Continue Reading
Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Distinguished WisconsinWatch.orgdog Award, presented annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin. Continue Reading
Thanks to Center board member Karen Lincoln Michel for featuring us in her new blog, A Digital Native American: Views of a Ho-Chunk Journalist.
Two accomplished young journalists, Jacob Kushner and Lukas Keapproth, talk about what their Center internships did for them.