Andy Hall is co-founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Since the Center’s launch in 2009, he has overseen the Center’s journalistic and financial operations. Previously he spent more than 26 years working at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic and has won dozens of awards for his reporting, including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and a national award from the Education Writers Association. Hall is a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, and current IRE member. He is based in Madison, Wisconsin. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalism that is grounded in facts, reporting the truth and providing in-depth coverage to give a whole picture of the problems that are impacting our society today is vital for a thriving democracy. Democracy cannot exist without honest journalism. And our investigative reporting cannot be done without your support.
For this year’s #GivingTuesday, we set a one-day goal of $5,000 for the first time in the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s history. We hoped that we could reach it by midnight to meet an inspiring match offered by donor Barbara Johnson. By 5 o’clock, your gifts exceeded our goal and by the end of the day, the grand total reached $6,848! On top of that, over a third of you who donated were first-time supporters of the Center and Wisconsin Watch, our newsroom.
As we close out this week of head-spinning headlines and their profound and sometimes frightening implications for our society and our loved ones, here’s a look at how Wisconsin Watch is responding to the coronavirus crisis.
In the waning hours of 2019, you have the power to make a difference by sending a gift to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism — an independent nonprofit organization guided by three values: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Explore solutions.
We’re pleased to expand opportunities for you to engage with the Center — including an invitation to share your perspectives with people who are passionate about Wisconsin. We want to hear from you about how we are doing, what you think of our stories, and how we can continue to improve.
Last week the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Center Investigative Journalism approved three policies — all of which are now posted on our website — providing insights into our standards for use of unnamed sources in news stories, how we approach the issue of diversity in our news coverage and operations, and how we handle personal information we receive from users of our website.
The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking two reporting interns for the spring semester, and three reporting interns for the summer. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled, at the time of application, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the Center is based. Pay is $10 an hour. Schedule is flexible — about 20 hours per week in the spring and 40 hours per week in the summer. The application deadline for the spring internships is 5 p.m. Jan.