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Note to readers regarding openness at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Last week the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Center Investigative Journalism approved three policies — all of which are now posted on our website — providing insights into our standards for use of unnamed sources in news stories, how we approach the issue of diversity in our news coverage and operations, and how we handle personal information we receive from users of our website.

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Evjue Foundation steps up with largest gift from a Wisconsin donor

The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, has awarded the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism a major grant to support its award-winning investigative reporting and training of young journalists. The $20,000 gift is the largest single donation received from a Wisconsin donor since WCIJ began operating in 2009.

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Joyce Foundation awards grant to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and MinnPost

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and MinnPost are receiving a major grant from The Joyce Foundation to support reporting on key issues in their neighboring states. The $100,000 grant from the Chicago-based foundation, to be split by the two nonprofit news organizations, will fund coverage of political reform, environmental protection and gun violence issues in Wisconsin, as well as political reform in Minnesota.

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UW-Madison investigative reporting collaboration honored in APME award

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have won a national award for their collaborative efforts to produce investigative reporting. The Associated Press Media Editors’ first Innovator of the Year for College Students award cites the Center and school, which since 2009 have collaborated in classrooms and through paid internships.