Month: June 2017

Washington Post chief says investigative reporting works as part of a business model

The WP’s executive editor, Martin Baron, spoke to a gathering of more than 750 top editors from across the globe at the GEN Summit 2017. He said investigative reporting is the type of information people will pay for — its original and important.

Check out this article on his talk. 

landscape-1448326486-marty-baronMartin Baron as photographed by Stephen Voss/Redux for a profile in Esquire in 2015. 

We should all be Wisconsinites

It seems that the “Wisconsin Idea” involves tough, fact-based journalism. At least18s3mzhbx3kn0jpg that’s the conclusion we came to when we read that a partnership between the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting  has been granted $120,000 over three years to fund student-produced investigative journalism. The money is coming from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, which was established  to “foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea.”

Read more about the program and the project here. 

And go Badgers!