Student journalists are investigating various aspects of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, which has taken on new currency with the election of Gov. Tony Evers.
Nominations are being sought for the seventh annual Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, recognizing an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin.
Mary Matthias, the top attorney in the nonpartisan agency that provides legal and policy advice to the Wisconsin Legislature, this week retired from nearly three decades of state service and became a reporter for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
Victories in open government, spearheaded by investigative journalism and citizen activism in a year of unprecedented attacks on government transparency, were celebrated by journalists, members of the public and champions of public records laws at the sixth annual Watchdog Awards Wednesday evening in Madison.
High school and college journalists and young professional journalists are invited to a special investigative reporting workshop being offered April 20 as part of this year’s Wisconsin Watchdog Awards event.
Nominations are being sought for the sixth annual Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award, recognizing an individual’s extraordinary contributions to open government or investigative journalism in Wisconsin.
The international network of nonprofit organizations was founded in 2003 to support, promote and produce investigative journalism, and as of this week includes 108 groups in 46 countries.
Charles Franklin, a nationally recognized polling expert, will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual WisconsinWatch.orgdog Awards.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative reporter Dave Umhoefer, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 investigation into pension padding in Milwaukee County, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished WisconsinWatch.orgdog Award.
Last month, as the current legislative session ground to a close, Wisconsin became the 39th state to pass a shield law for news reporters.