Once again, the Center attained an annual fundraising record. Individual, family foundation and business donations increased 321 percent from $105,935 in 2018 to a preliminary total of $446,281 in 2019.
Wisconsin Weekly: How one doctor fights her community’s opioid crisis
Just shy of two years ago, this column explored the heightened importance of open government when public health is at risk. Multiple examples showed the government was not sharing timely information with the public, or even other branches of government, on issues such as clean drinking water and chronic wasting disease.
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Health & Welfare
‘Sometimes it’s just pain, pain, pain’: Inside a rural Wisconsin doctor’s fight to manage opioid use
Rural residents are more prone to chronic pain and opioid addiction, but their health care systems offer fewer alternatives and treatments. In the village of Necedah, population 916, one doctor set out to change that.
We put a lens on immigrants’ lives and other Wisconsin issues
This sort of photojournalism is critical to the work we do at Wisconsin Watch, but it’s expensive to produce. Without the investment in equipment, software, travel, and training, Wisconsin Watch couldn’t provide such in-depth, intimate glimpses into our subjects’ lives.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of public journalism
Legalization in Wisconsin still faces many hurdles, including opposition from top GOP leaders. But our series, The Cannabis Question, provided crucial fodder for this public debate. News outlets across the country picked up these stories 433 times, reaching an estimated audience of 5.3 million people.
The Cannabis Question
Video — Behind the story: How Wisconsin Watch reported The Cannabis Question series
Managing editor for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Dee J. Hall discusses the findings of The Cannabis Question series and the fact-checking process used by Wisconsin Watch in this video.