Failing septic systems, leaking public sewer pipes and landspreading of septic waste can introduce dangerous pathogens into both rural and urban water systems. Experts say Wisconsin needs tougher laws to protect Wisconsin drinking water from contamination by sewage and septic waste.
Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents are at risk of illness from waterborne pathogens in private and public drinking water supplies. Contamination by pathogens is of special concern because unlike pollution by metals or chemicals, pathogens can sicken people after just a single exposure.
Victories in open government, spearheaded by investigative journalism and citizen activism in a year of unprecedented attacks on government transparency, were celebrated by journalists, members of the public and champions of public records laws at the sixth annual Watchdog Awards Wednesday evening in Madison.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Failure at the Faucet series, which has exposed problems with the quality of Wisconsin’s drinking water, was among eight Center award recipients announced Friday by the Milwaukee Press Club.
We have a rare opening at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, as Kate Golden, our beloved and multitalented multimedia director, exits to Australia. If you’re interested in succeeding her, we want to talk with you about our newly fashioned position: Data and Visual Director.
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.
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to support production of award-winning investigative reporting and training of current and future generations of investigative journalists.