The Challenge Fund for Journalism (CFJ), a consortium of the Ford, McCormick, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations, announced the awards on Feb. 17.
Executive director Andy Hall and others talk about the Center’s creation and purpose.
The charitable arm of Madison’s The Capital Times gives us $5,000.
The Center gets started on projects about government spending and transparency, immigration and criminal justice, among others.
Karen Lincoln Michel, a nationally noted leader in Native American journalism and newsroom diversity who currently is a top editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
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The Center gets its first major grant to report on government integrity and issues affecting the quality of life in Wisconsin.
Just in time for Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service has approved the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s request for exemption from federal income tax. The ruling, dated April 6, means that the Center is a public charity and that contributions to it are tax-deductible.
Print, broadcast, online and student journalists from around the state are being invited to The Better Watchdog Workshop, presented by Investigative Reporters and Editors, in Madison on May 9 and 10.