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.
It seems that the “Wisconsin Idea” involves tough, fact-based journalism. At least 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.”
And go Badgers!