A celebration of open government and investigative reporting
Presented by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. With assistance from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
— The annual Opee Awards, presented by the FOIC.
— The Madison SPJ chapter will review the year in journalism.
— Presentation of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.
— Reception (cash bar) at 5 p.m.
— Dinner (cash bar) at 6 p.m.
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Watchdog 101 workshop: Kickstarting your career as an investigative journalist
High school and college journalists and young professional journalists are invited to a special investigative reporting workshop being offered as part of this year’s Wisconsin Watchdog Awards event.
“Watchdog 101: Kickstarting your career as an investigative journalist,” a free, fast-paced workshop, will be led by the award-winning staff of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
It will include sessions on how to find strong investigative stories, how to use the state's open records law, how to use data, the art of the interview, and how to use multimedia in investigative journalism.
The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, immediately before the seventh annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St.