Monthly Archives: May 2016

Recording of Bob McChesney’s Holtz Center Talk Now Available

by Lyn

“Digital Disconnect: The Internet & Democracy” will premier on WPT’s University Place Series on June 28, at 4:00 PM.  The video can also be viewed any time here:]

Graves Among Baldwin Idea Grant Winners

by Lyn

Holtz Center member Lucas Graves is among this year’s Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant Winners:

The Observatory: Fact-Checking and Explanatory Reporting in Wisconsin
Project leaders: Michael W. Wagner, associate professor, and Lucas Graves, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
A new fact-checking and explanatory journalism website will cover the 2016 elections (presidential, congressional and Wisconsin races), housed in an innovative new undergraduate course in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and tied into the wider scholarly community at the UW. The goal of the project is to harness the efforts of UW journalism students, the expertise of UW scholars, and the local, regional and national media platforms of the project’s professional partners to connect voters in Wisconsin and across the country to information vital to the public practice of democracy.