This sort of photojournalism is critical to the work we do at Wisconsin Watch, but it’s expensive to produce. Without the investment in equipment, software, travel, and training, Wisconsin Watch couldn’t provide such in-depth, intimate glimpses into our subjects’ lives.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of public journalism.
Training the next generation of investigative journalists is core to our mission at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
We work closely with students in classroom settings, internships, fellowships and freelance assignments to produce stories of importance to residents of Wisconsin.
Investigative reporting requires tens of thousands of hours and dollars. Its societal benefit may be incalculable, but the cost of getting it done is not.
If the public doesn’t understand how journalists work, that’s an existential problem — not just for the news industry, but for a democracy that requires trusted watchdogs to properly function.
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For the fourth consecutive year, NewsMatch has selected the Center to participate in its national campaign to encourage grassroots support of the nonprofit news sector.
We asked for your help. You delivered — in record fashion! For the third straight year, donors provided gifts that qualified the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism for full funding in the national NewsMatch campaign for nonprofit newsrooms.
A windowless office in Vilas Hall is known to journalists across the country as the “Northern Bureau.” It’s where I and other University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students learned an important lesson about working as an investigative journalist: It’s not as glamorous as it sounds.
At the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, truth is our ultimate goal. We are transparent with our subjects and readers, we rigorously fact-check all our information and we share our work with news media across the nation. We feel tremendous pressure to get every detail right.
With just four full-time, permanent staff and the help of our talented interns and assistants, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism produces news that reaches millions of people each year. But we don’t do it alone.
In our 10 years of operation, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has brought you news that you will not find anywhere else.