Tag: wisconsin

by Alexa Capeloto

In almost any city you can read your local leaders’ emails if you formally ask for them. In Gainesville, Fla., all you have to do is go here. In most states you can find out how tax dollars are being spent if you officially request expenditure records. In Wisconsin, you just click here. For the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A win for journalism and democracy in Wisconsin (Wired) 2. USC Annenberg launches new nine-month master’s degree in journalism (USC Annenberg) 3. Why the idea of online ventures ‘democratizing education’ is total BS (memeburn) 4. News Corp.’s Amplify is latest with a MOOC for the high school crowd (GigaOm) 5. Programming and Simulation: Real technical skills […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism kept its home (Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Twitter’s new ‘embedded on these websites’ feature helps users discover the story behind the tweet (The Verge) 3. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp – reborn as publishing arm – targets smartphones (Guardian) 4. Center for Investigative Reporting steps on stage to experiment with storytelling (Poynter) 5. Thanks to the web, […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Update, Monday, July 1, 2013: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Sunday vetoed the legislative measure that would have evicted the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from its UW-Madison offices and barred faculty from working with its reporters and student interns. School of Journalism & Mass Communication Director Greg Downey hailed the veto as “a big victory for the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. National Security Agency collecting millons of phone calls of Verizon customers (Guardian) 2. Value of social media apparent after failure of local media in Turkey (paidContent) 3. Bradley Manning Wikileaks trial characterized by secrecy, security (Huffington Post) 4. GOP-led Wisconsin legislature aims to push investigative journalists off campus (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Ex-Reuters editor launches breaking news site (The Next Web) 6. How Russia Today reached 1 billion […] more »

by Jenny Xie

When winners of the Associated Press Media Editor (APME) Journalism Excellence Awards were announced earlier this month, “collaborative innovation” was a winning theme. The investigative journalism collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) was honored with the first ever Innovator of the […] more »