Wisconsin Watch is the news outlet of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. We increase the quality and quantity of investigative reporting in Wisconsin, while training current and future investigative journalists. Our work fosters an informed citizenry and strengthens democracy.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operated by a professional staff under the guidance of a nationally noted board of directors. We currently have reporters based in Madison, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh, and have other members of our robust editorial and business teams located across the state.
Wisconsin Watch collaborates with, but is independent of, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication, where it is housed; Marquette University, where we share office space with the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service; Wisconsin Public Radio; Wisconsin Public Television — and with mainstream and ethnic news media across the nation. All works created, published, posted or disseminated by Wisconsin Watch do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison or any of its affiliates.
Wisconsin Watch is a member of the Trust Project, a global network of news organizations that has developed transparency standards to help news readers assess the quality and credibility of journalism. Learn more about how we incorporate the Trust Indicators on our site.
Wisconsin Watch is also a member The Global Investigative Journalism Network, an international network of nonprofit organizations founded to support, promote and produce investigative journalism.
We are also a founding member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a group of nonprofit journalism organizations that conduct investigative reporting in the public interest.
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Standards and practices
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
DEI at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, 2022
DEI Board Task Force and Staff Committee
Our anti-racism stand and a pledge of action