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As a reporter, I’m often the one people call when nobody else will listen.
November 16, 2021
For the past decade, I’ve experienced a near-sacred privilege: to meet people in their most vulnerable moments, to have them trust me, a stranger, with intimate details of their lives.
It happens all the time.
A member of the public or representative of the press will file a request under Wisconsin’s open records law, which applies to all state and local government entities.
April 1, 2021
For the 15th consecutive year, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is presenting its Openness in Government Awards, or Opees, recognizing outstanding achievement in the cause of transparency.
March 10, 2021
Since its launch in January 2009, Wisconsin Watch has produced and distributed more than 350 major reports.
May 29, 2020
Wisconsin Watch’s guiding values: Protect the vulnerable.
February 10, 2020
Former Center interns take center stage, Dane County helps elect liberal justice, water quality and quantity issues dominate, white supremacist dies while making bombs
April 9, 2018
Of note: In this week’s edition, we highlight work of two of the Center’s former interns and a former fellow along with other news stories of interest to Wisconsin.
Since 2011, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has received accolades that include a first-place national award from the Society of Professional Journalists, a national award for collaborations with college students from The Associated Press Media Editors, two Golden Gavel Awards from the State Bar of Wisconsin, acceptance of its first documentary, Los Lecheros (Dairy Farmers) to screenings at a dozen film festivals nationwide, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Los Lecheros, and 88 awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
March 21, 2018
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily funded through grants from foundations and donations from individuals and corporations.
December 31, 2016
The change would end the state’s 126-year tradition of having the court’s longest-tenured justice serve as chief, the administrative head of the state court system. Instead, the court’s seven members would elect their leader every two years.
January 20, 2015
“Wanted: A few kind words.”
With that email subject line, we reached out to journalists, educators, former interns and the public, asking: “Would you be willing to write a sentence or so about the value of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s work?”
We’re honored to share their messages with you.
June 19, 2014