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.
University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, working as paid Center interns, played critical roles in seven of the eight award-winning projects. The awards were earned in competition with professional news organizations across Wisconsin.
The announcement of whether each award is gold, silver or bronze will come at the awards dinner on May 16. The press club’s Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism are the state’s premiere all-media journalism competition.
Best multi-story coverage of a single feature topic or event
Kate Golden, Kate Prengaman and Marion Ceraso
Best investigative story or series
Mario Koran, Lukas Keapproth
Best public service story
Best background, analytical or interpretive story
Best use of multimedia
Kate Golden, Kate Prengaman
Best reporting of an ongoing news story (audio category)
Alison Dirr, Kate Prengaman
Best documentary, investigative or public affairs story or series (audio category)
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