Journalism and Democracy in Wisconsin

Deborah Blum:

Why am I telling you this, why am I writing this hymn to investigative reporting at this moment? Because although I am scheduled to teach an investigative reporting class in the fall – for very political reasons here in Wisconsin – it looks as though my class might be shut down. And I want to both explain how in the world that could be – how politics could interfere with such an outstanding educational opportunity – and make clear in more specific detail why this is a loss that echoes far beyond the university.

A budget committee in the Wisconsin legislature has inserted a motion into the budget banning the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 

What the hell has happened to my home state?

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