Inclusiveness is at the heart of thinking and acting as journalists and the complex issues we face as a society require respect for different viewpoints and lived experiences.
We affirm publicly that Black lives matter. We commit ourselves to anti-racism — in our coverage and within our newsroom. Without such a commitment to truth-telling, we cannot accurately report on the lives of people in Wisconsin.
As of June 16, 2020, Wisconsin Watch will capitalize the B when referring to Black people, communities, culture and history.
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.