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2019 Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner

The 2019 Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception, scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at The Madison Club, is a celebration of open government and investigative reporting.

Presented by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. With assistance from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Highlights include:

— The annual Opee Awards, presented by the FOIC.

— The Madison SPJ chapter will review the year in journalism.

— Presentation of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.

— Reception (cash bar) at 5 p.m.

— Dinner (cash bar) at 6 p.m.

Just 156 tickets will be sold.

Sponsorship packages and discounts for purchases of tables are available for the event. Contact Andy Hall at for more information.

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Watchdog 101 Workshop: Essential Skills for Investigative Journalists

High school, college and professional journalists are invited to a special investigative reporting workshop being offered April 16 as part of this year’s Wisconsin Watchdog Awards event.

“Watchdog 101 Workshop: Essential Skills for Investigative Journalists,” a free, fast-paced workshop, will be led by staff and board members of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

The workshop will be held from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, immediately before the Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner.

Schedule for the workshop to come.

Admission to Watchdog 101 is free. Refreshments will be provided.

Free tickets (regular price $65) for a limited number of students and young journalists will be provided to the Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception. Contact Lauren Fuhrmann at for more information.

Apr. 16, 2019 5:00 PM
Apr. 16, 2019 9:00 PM
The Madison Club
5 E Wilson Street
Madison WI
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