MADISON — Madison-area journalists and their supporters last week raised $850 to support student journalists at UW-Madison. The fundraising took place at the annual holiday party organized by the Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in conjunction with the Capitol press corps.
The SPJ Madison Pro Chapter will add an additional $50 to bring the total to $900.
Proceeds from the raffle will go to an annual fund at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication to support students interested in journalism with unpaid – or underpaid – internships and the chapter thanks all those who participated.
Thank you to all of the donors who contributed raffle prizes: WisPolitics.com; American Players Theater; the Overture Center; State Line Distillery; Isthmus; the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; Andy and Dee Hall; Wisconsin State Journal; Sam Martino; Just Coffee; SPJ Region 6 Director Joe Radske; Walker House; Aqualand Ale House; Food Fight; Working Draft Brewing Company; Molly Stentz of WORT-FM; Stu Levitan; and Bill Lueders.
The Holiday Party and Raffle was held Dec. 13 at Argus Bar in Madison. See pictures from the event at SPJ-Madison’s Facebook page.