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Posted inEnvironment, Failure at the Faucet, Health & Welfare

Bacteria in state’s drinking water is ‘public health crisis’

Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents are at risk of illness from waterborne pathogens in private and public drinking water supplies. Contamination by pathogens is of special concern because unlike pollution by metals or chemicals, pathogens can sicken people after just a single exposure.

Posted inBlogs, WisWatch Blog

After chaotic year, open records advocates cheer progress, honor attorney Robert J. Dreps as Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog

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.

Posted inNews about Wisconsin Watch

Data and Visual Director opening at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

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.

Posted inNews about Wisconsin Watch

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.

Posted inBlogs, News about Wisconsin Watch

Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards $10,000 grant to Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

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.