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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit investigative news organization that focuses on statewide public-interest journalism.
The Madison-based center was founded in January 2009 with one full-time staff member. It had initial partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and The Center for Public Integrity. The site now has two full-time staff members, as well as contributing reporters, interns and student journalists.
The center has received numerous foundation grants, including $200,000 from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and part of a $100,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation. It has also received revenue through partnerships with The Center for Public Integrity and J-Lab.
In June 2013, the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature included in its budget proposal a provision kicking the center off the UW-Madison campus, though it receives no public funding. The decision was met with broad criticism, though the legislators said they did not intend to amend it.
National Review is a conservative political opinion magazine founded by William F. Buckley in 1955. National Review is the largest and most prominent conservative magazine in the United States. The magazine has consistently lost money, turning a profit only once, in 1994. The magazine’s website, National Review Online, has been successful compared to other conservative…