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Gilman Halsted named Wisconsin Watchdog

Gilman Halsted, a retired Wisconsin Public Radio reporter who produced award-winning examinations of the state’s criminal justice system, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award. Over the course of two decades, Halsted became a familiar … Continue reading

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Records law author Adelman wins Watchdog Award

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, the chief author of Wisconsin’s Open Records Law and a strong advocate of the Open Meetings Law, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award. The award is a highlight of … Continue reading

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SPJ open records, open meeting training

Nov. 7, 2012 A vital democracy requires government transparency and a vigilant press. To that end, the Wisconsin Open Records and Open Meetings laws provide avenues for the media and citizens to serve as watchdogs on government operations. To help … Continue reading

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SPJ praises Supreme Court ruling on open records fees

The Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists applauds the unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling today rejecting the imposition of fees for redacting information in public records. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had appealed a lower court ruling that … Continue reading

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