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See all the latest updates on our Testimonials page, where new messages are added daily throughout December 2013.

“Wanted: A few kind words.”

With that email subject line, we reached out in December 2013 to journalists, journalism educators and the public, asking: “Would you be willing to write a sentence or so about the value of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s work?”

We’re honored to share their messages with you.

We welcome further statements, as well as suggestions and of course financial support to sustain the Center’s journalism and training of current and future investigative journalists!

Emails may be sent to Executive Director Andy Hall at:

To give, please visit our Donations page.

We’ve launched this project with four testimonials but still to come: We’re publishing a new item every day throughout December. You’ll be able to read them all on our testimonials page.


The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism provides on a consistent basis content that is timely, balanced and relevant. Their content allows me to give my readers in depth coverage of regional and statewide issues that I could not get anywhere else. They are a wonderful addition to my paper.

Tom Stangl
Editor and Publisher
Amery Free Press


We all should be supporting

Walt Bogdanich
Investigative Reporter and Editor
The New York Times
UW-Madison graduate, three-time Pulitzer winner, donor to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism


As a twice-weekly publication, we don’t always have the space to run WCIJ’s stories as often as we’d like. But whenever we do, we inevitably hear people in the community talking about them — and even debating the issues raised. I think that means that your journalists are doing a bang-up job of providing us with well-rounded articles that both make us think and initiate good discussions.

Barbara Lyon
Dunn County News

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has tackled issues important to Daily Citizen readers as well as citizens across Wisconsin. In an age of limited resources for newspapers, the contributions from WCIJ have made a significant difference in the quality of information we have been able to provide.

Aaron Holbrook
Daily Citizen, Beaver Dam

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