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Managing editor for Wisconsin Watch, Dee J. Hall, who taught the University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism class that reported The Cannabis Question series, discusses the findings and the fact-checking process used by Wisconsin Watch. Video by Alisa Ivanitskaya

The Cannabis Question is a series by a University of Wisconsin-Madison investigative journalism class that examined what would happen if Wisconsin were to legalize marijuana. The class was led by Dee J. Hall, managing editor for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Read all 15 stories here.

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Alisa Ivanitskaya joined the Center as an Edmund S. Muskie fellow in 2019. She was a Fulbright scholar from Russia and obtained her master’s degree in multimedia and science journalism from the University of Arizona. Ivanitskaya is passionate about documentary filmmaking and podcasting. In Russia she covered science for the Open Media project and as a freelance writer contributed to Esquire (Russian Edition), and Kommersant newspaper. Alisa also previously interned with Deutsche Welle in Bohn, Germany.