Description:

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism strives to increase the quality and amount of investigative reporting across Wisconsin and to explore creation of a replicable, collaborative model for local investigative journalism, working in collaboration with mainstream and ethnic media and its partners at Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication. The Center is guided by its mission statement: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. It focuses upon government integrity and quality-of-life issues of importance to the people of Wisconsin, including the environment, justice system, education, economic issues, health and public safety.

Begun:

2009

Website:http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/
Office Location:University of Wisconsin, 5006 Vilas Communication Hall, 821 University Ave. Madison, WI
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization

Founder:

Andy Hall

Executive Director:

Andy Hall (executive editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

3

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

3

Annual operating budget:

$255,000 (2011)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Yes

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

2011  Milwaukee Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism for 1st Place Best Coverage of a Single New Topic or Event; 1st Place Best Innovative Online Feature; Best Investigative Story or Series; 2nd Place Best Public Service or Public Education Feature Story' 2nd Place Best Business Story or Series; 2011 NAMI Media Award

Contact:

ahall@wisconsinwatch.org or 608-262-3642 (Andy Hall)



New Economic Models

iLab Projects

Coverage of arming teachers

Over that last eight years, interest in arming teachers with guns is the result of school shootings. News coverage and Google searches reflect these trends.