UW Center for Journalism Ethics adds 3 to advisory board

Jamie Farnsworth Finn
Jamie Farnsworth Finn

MADISON – UW-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics has added three veteran journalists with Wisconsin ties to its advisory board, the Center announced Monday.

Joining the board are Jamie Farnsworth Finn, a freelance multimedia journalist; Neil Heinen, editorial director for WISC-TV and Madison Magazine; and Nick Penzenstadler, an investigative reporter for USA TODAY. Stepping down after many years of service on the board are Carol Toussaint and Dave Zweifel.

Neil Heinen
Neil Heinen

Finn, who earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and women’s studies at UW-Madison, has nearly 13 years of network news experience between CBS and NBC News. Her work primarily focuses on parenting, lifestyle and education.

Heinen, a graduate of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee and UW-Madison, has served as president of the Association of Opinion Journalists and is a past president of the AOJ Foundation. He has won numerous professional and community awards for his work, including the Robert H. Wills Freedom of Information Award.

Nick Penzenstadler
Nick Penzenstadler

Penzenstadler, who covered city hall for The (Appleton) Post-Crescent before joining USA TODAY, earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science at UW-Madison. His national investigation team at USA TODAY specializes in data analysis and project management for collaborations across more than 100 newsrooms. Penzenstadler is also a former WNA Future Headliner.

Toussant, one of the advisory board’s original members, has advised nonprofit organizations on public policy issues and fund development strategies. Zweifel, a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, serves as editor emeritus of The Cap Times in Madison, where he has worked since graduating from UW in 1962.

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