Guests: Andy Hall and Dee J. Hall, co-founders; Mia Sato, public engagement and marketing assistant, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Seek solutions. That is the mission Andy Hall and Dee J. Hall established when they launched the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in 2009. They were grounded in the belief that reliable information that holds the powerful accountable is essential to our democracy. But newsrooms were in an economic crisis, and investigative journalism was at risk. They sought to reverse that pattern.
Since Juy 2009, the Center has produced nearly 300 major news reports that have been cited, published, or broadcast by more than 500 newspapers, radio and TV stations, and news websites in Wisconsin and nationwide. The estimated audience of the Center’s reports today exceeds 56 million people.
On tomorrow’s program, Andy Hall (now Executive Director) and Dee Hall (Managing Director), are joined by Mia Sato whose current investigation is to identify news deserts in Wisconsin – geographical areas or socioeconomic groups that are void of important local news or news that is relevant to the people it serves or where news delivery is lacking.
Mia invites anyone who knows of a news desert to contact her at [email protected]
To follow the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, go to wisconsinwatch.org.