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Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to hire first paid intern for public engagement and marketing

The award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking to hire its first public engagement and marketing intern.

The paid intern will assist the Associate Director in engaging the Center’s audiences through social media, events and other outreach, and working to increase and track the reach and impact of WisconsinWatch.org reports.

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Out of the darkness, a happy first anniversary

Exactly a year ago, the Wisconsin Legislature caught us sleeping. In a secret predawn move on June 5, 2013, legislators anonymously inserted a measure into the state budget. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jason Stein broke the news in a tweet at 5:19 a.m. — the moment we’re posting this update, as we reflect on the first anniversary. The entire Legislature soon approved the two-sentence provision, titled “Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.” It would have evicted WCIJ from offices we share with our student interns on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and would have made it illegal for UW employees to collaborate with WCIJ. With your help, our darkest hour became our finest hour.

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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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WCIJ Education Fund launched to support training of investigative journalists

Today we proudly announce the creation of the WCIJ Education Fund to support the training of investigative journalists. The first goal of the Education Fund is to support WCIJ’s internship program, an integral part of the Center’s award-winning collaboration with the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Center responds to veto of eviction attempt, launches Education Fund drive

We thank Gov. Scott Walker for deleting this ill-conceived measure from the budget. The effort by an unnamed lawmaker or lawmakers to end the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s award-winning relationship with the University of Wisconsin, however, tells us that our reporting is making a difference.