Wisconsin journalists and open-government advocates were honored at the 10th annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards on April 21, 2022.
The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council announces the winners in this year’s Openness Awards, or ‘Opees.’ They will be
presented at the Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner, on Thursday,
April 21. Register here.
In an age where major public policies are announced and debated through platforms like Facebook and Twitter, the courts are increasingly barring public officials from limiting people’s access to social media. In late July, a Virginia judge ruled that public officials do not have the right to block people who disagree with their views from […]
In 2015, Wisconsin advocates for open government faced a disquieting truth: If we want to preserve our state’s tradition of transparency and accountability, we must fight for it, against powerful players who will be fighting back.
It might be about to get tougher—a lot tougher—to follow the money in Wisconsin politics.
Nominations are being sought for the fifth annual Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, recognizing an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin.
As part of national Sunshine Week, March 16-22, the columnist wants to reflect on the importance of journalists and others being more than mere spectators in the tug of war that perpetually plays out over these issues.