This year Wisconsin Watch reporters traveled around the state to investigate some of the most important issues affecting our communities.
Among the stories we published this year, we examined what would happen if Wisconsin were to legalize marijuana, covered the status of rural hospitals, reflected on the lasting legacy of clergy sexual abuse, interviewed homeowners who lost their homes to make way for the Foxconn project, and covered proposed wind and solar projects that stirred up emotions in local communities.
For every story we investigate, we commit ourselves to fair and accurate reporting, as well as creating meaningful, impactful photojournalism that helps to elevate the storytelling and bring our reporting to life.
Here’s a look at some of our most compelling documentary work and portraiture from 2019.
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Coburn Dukehart joined the Center in 2015 as Digital and Multimedia Director. She is head of product, directs the Center’s visual and digital strategy; creates visual and audio content; manages digital assets and trains student and professional journalists.
Dukehart previously was a senior photo editor at National Geographic, the picture and multimedia editor at NPR, a photo editor at USATODAY.com and washingtonpost.com, interned in the White House photo department, and worked for a London-based publishing group. She has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International and the White House News Photographers Association. Her multimedia and photography work has been honored with a Webby, a Gracie, a Murrow, a duPont, and Milwaukee Press Club awards, and she was nominated for a national Emmy. Dukehart received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.