Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism wins top national award for drinking water project
It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of many hard-working journalists at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 

It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of many hard-working journalists at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 

The Society of Professional Journalists on Monday named the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s “Failure at the Faucet” series a first-place winner in its national contest.

The series took top honors in the 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for investigative reporting among small, online independent news organizations. “Failure at the Faucet” was one of 85 honorees among more than the 1,300 entries. The ongoing project is the most detailed journalistic look at risks to drinking water in Wisconsin, including lead, arsenic, strontium, radium,  bacteria and pesticides. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack