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UW–Madison journalism students help Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens announce expansion

April 24, 2023

Students created and ran a public relations campaign for the Dane County nonprofit as part of their public relations strategy coursework.

Meet the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients

April 6, 2023

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the university’s finest educators.

Sabrina Imbler to visit campus as spring science journalist in residence

March 9, 2023

Imbler will visit campus for a series of events, sharing their experience and approach as a science journalist covering 'the critter beat.'

Sharon Dunwoody was a ‘star’ of science communication

February 8, 2022

Sharon’s scholarship helped generations of journalists, students and scientists become better translators of complex ideas to audiences all over the world.

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

Researchers win grant to combat misinformation about COVID and 2020 election

October 6, 2021

A team of researchers will study the most effective methods of combating misinformation online, as it posed significant threats to both public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and democracy throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Associated Press palm oil investigation wins 2021 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics

March 23, 2021

The winners went to extraordinary lengths to interview more than 130 current and former palm oil workers in Indonesia and Malaysia, capturing the stories of the vulnerable people producing one of the most ubiquitous commodities on the planet.

Gimlet’s Kendra Pierre-Louis to visit virtually as Science Writer in Residence

October 20, 2020

As a climate reporter on the new podcast "How to Save a Planet," Pierre-Louis discusses everything from the surprising benefits of trees to why everyone needs a “go bag” — and friendly neighbors — in a disaster.

Election 2020 experts: Voting systems, VP debate, more

October 7, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a number of experts, story angles and resources for media covering Election 2020, including about creating resilient voting systems, the…

Pandemic spawns hope for faith in journalism

September 25, 2020

Conventional wisdom has written print journalism’s obituary many times, as revenues decline and outlets shut down. But there are signs of hope.

UW-Madison part of nonpartisan project to ensure election integrity

August 24, 2020

The effort will develop citizen and journalist resource kits on election integrity, conduct timely investigative reporting on voting issues in Wisconsin and disseminate these resources to the broadest audience possible, including news organizations throughout the state.

UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

“The Quiet Rooms” wins 2020 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics

March 16, 2020

Through careful work with vulnerable and traumatized children, the reporters documented the unlawful use of seclusion and restraint in Illinois public schools, prompting state officials to impose an emergency ban on seclusion within a day of publication.

New Faculty Focus: Sijia Yang

February 14, 2020

Yang studies what makes persuasive messaging work in today’s digital media environment, and he would like to harness this growing body of knowledge to promote health especially in the areas of tobacco control and substance abuse.

Future broadcasters get hands-on experience with Badger Report

December 6, 2019

Each fall, UW–Madison journalism students use PBS Wisconsin studio space to produce Badger Report, in five 30-minute broadcast shows.

Research by team of grad students cited in Mueller Report

April 23, 2019

When news stories started coming out about Twitter accounts from Russia pretending to be American citizens during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, some UW–Madison graduate students undertook research to see how U.S. media handled those tweets.

Science journalist Mandavilli is UW–Madison writer in residence

April 2, 2019

Apoorva Mandavilli, founding editor of an autism news site will be on campus visiting classes, working with students, faculty and staff, and getting reacquainted with UW–Madison, which is also her alma mater.

2019 Shadid award for journalism ethics goes to Miami Herald

March 21, 2019

The award, named for UW–Madison alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid,  honors the difficult ethical decisions journalists make when telling high-impact stories.

Panel discusses media after the midterms

November 9, 2018

Visiting journalist David Folkenflik was part of an expert panel Wednesday discussing this week's election.

12 famous people you didn’t know went to UW–Madison

October 17, 2018

Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …