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Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

If You Strike at the King, You'd Best Not Miss

At least one as-yet-unidentified Republican lawmaker tried to kill the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism by driving the watchdog from its home at the journalism school at UW Madison. Over the weekend, Governor Scott Walker vetoed the budget provision after an aggressive lobbying campaign by WCIJ and its allies. Anna Clark has the full story in the Columbia Journalism Review

Now that the Center’s future is secure and its coffers have been topped up by a successful fundraising campaign fuelled by public outrage at the stealth attack, those anonymous Republicans are probably getting very nervous. 

[Photo credit: This badger is judging you, GOP. By Night Owl City, Creative Commons.]