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.

From the post, Now that’s impactful journalism:

I never expect to see the words “fry bread” in a news story. So when I saw Ron Seely’s in-depth story last July about an Ojibwe encampment to protest the proposed mine in northern Wisconsin, I was impressed.

Setting a scene, Seely wrote: “think fry bread, wild onions and birch bark baskets …”

His storytelling not only made me hungry for fry bread, but for good journalism — the kind with impact.

Lincoln Michel has been a dedicated board member since the Center began. She has helped persuade other news organizations to pick up our stories, which we distribute for free, and she has played an important role in establishing high journalistic standards and raising funds to support our operations.

So we weren’t at all surprised to see her end the feature like this:

Consider making a donation to support impactful journalism with strong storytelling – the kind that has the power to make you hunger for more.

Andy Hall

Andy Hall is co-founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Since the Center’s launch in 2009, he has overseen the Center’s journalistic and financial operations. Previously he spent more than 26 years working at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic and has won dozens of awards for his reporting, including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and a national award from the Education Writers Association. Hall is a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, and current IRE member. He is based in Madison, Wisconsin. He can be reached at