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 award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking applicants for three paid summer 2016 internships. Two interns will report on investigative stories. The third intern will serve as a public engagement and marketing assistant.
We have a rare opening at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, as Kate Golden, our beloved and multitalented multimedia director, exits to Australia. If you’re interested in succeeding her, we want to talk with you about our newly fashioned position: Data and Visual Director.
Center staffers on the job in a camper, at the zoo, on a bridge and with a bird.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative health reporter Meg Kissinger, who has tirelessly exposed flaws in the mental health system, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.
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.
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism to support production of award-winning investigative reporting and training of current and future generations of investigative journalists.
Six Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers have written the state Department of Corrections demanding action regarding allegations of abuse of inmates by guards at Waupun Correctional Institution.
Hemant Shah, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been elected to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
A statewide advocacy group on Tuesday asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to investigate allegations that guards at Waupun Correctional Institution have abused inmates in the prison’s segregation unit dozens of times since 2011.
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.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism took home eight awards Friday from the annual Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism contest, including six first place plaques.