Over our 11-year history, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has trained more than 50 young journalists and public engagement and marketing professionals. As the pandemic has ravaged the world, former Wisconsin Watch interns have been there to document it and provide crucial information to help the public navigate COVID-19.December 29, 2020 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2020/12/wisconsin-watch-alums-cover-the-nation-world-with-pandemic-news-you-need/
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.December 19, 2019 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2019/12/help-the-wisconsin-center-for-investigative-journalism-train-tomorrows-reporters-today/
After six rejections, inmate receives a yes; Illinois Foxconn flooding threat; Ryan exits; Harley’s dilemma; ice replaced by firesAugust 20, 2018 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2018/08/wisconsinweekly-foxconn-flooding-worries-inmates-sentence-shortened-arctic-wildfires/
Our interns and fellows produce critical work.May 17, 2018 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/former-interns-and-fellows-where-they-are-now/
Former WCIJ interns breaking news all over the planet
Of note: This week we highlight recent stories from some of the interns we trained over the past nine years.
“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 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/about/testimonials-from-journalists-educators-and-the-public/
We often crow about the great work by our former interns from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.June 13, 2014 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/about/where-our-former-interns-are-now/
They’ve gone on to get jobs, no slight accomplishment in this market. And good ones.May 2, 2013 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/05/next-stop-the-moon-where-our-former-interns-are-now/
For the estimated 2,000 college students who come from abroad each year to fill the labor gap in the Dells, finding housing is far from guaranteed. Motel owner Chris Swart believes local officials should adopt regulations to improve housing for temporary workers in the Dells.September 11, 2010 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2010/09/dells-employee-housing-in-short-supply-problems-plague-some-establishments/
Each year, thousands of foreign students flock to the Dells with special visas to work in its tourism industry. But there are holes in the program: The work isn’t always guaranteed, students have little recourse for mistreatment, housing can be substandard, and getting around in the Dells can be downright dangerous.September 11, 2010 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2010/09/some-foreign-workers-find-frustration-in-the-wisconsin-dells/
Since the area has no public transit besides taxi, many of estimated 2,000 international students who come to work in the Dells each summer ride bicycles to get around. Of the 21 bicycle-vehicle crashes reported in Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton since 2008, police reports indicate 19 involved international student riders.September 11, 2010 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2010/09/russian-students-death-highlights-lack-of-public-transit-in-the-dells/
Props to two WisconsinWatch.org reporters who are graduating from UW-Madison.May 13, 2010 https://partners.wisconsinwatch.org/2010/05/news-about-us-kudos-to-our-uw-grads/