The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan news organization that seeks to increase the quality and quantity of investigative reporting in Wisconsin, fostering an informed citizenry and strengthening democracy. The Center collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and with mainstream and ethnic media across the nation, including the Investigative News Network.
Our mission: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Seek solutions to problems.
The Center is housed in the University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism school. The Center’s award-winning staff includes Andy Hall, founder and executive director; Kate Golden, reporter and multimedia producer; Bill Lueders, Money and Politics Project director; and Lauren Hasler, public engagement director. A distinguished eight-member board of directors, including experts in investigative journalism, nonprofit journalism and nonprofit financial management, guides and oversees the Center and determines policies, while day-to-day operations, including news coverage decisions, are handled by the staff.