Wausau Pilot & Review

Wausau Pilot & Review is an independent, nonprofit digital site devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in central Wisconsin with a special focus on government accountability. The site launched in 2017 with a grant from a private foundation. Coverage focuses on Marathon County, which is home to about 150,000 people. Topics of particular interest include poverty, the justice system, education, health care, mental health, public spending, the elderly and the underprivileged.

Damakant Jayshi

Damakant Jayshi covers Hmong and other immigrants from Southeast Asia for Wisconsin's Wausau Pilot & Review, a nonprofit digital news organization with a focus on government accountability. This self-described accidental journalist is passionate about journalism's watchdog role, and feels there's a lot of opportunity for nuanced coverage of immigrants and refugees. As a reporter and an editor for two national dailies in Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and MyRepublica, a site he helped launch, and as special correspondent for The Hindu, a paper in India, Damakant has covered earthquakes, unequal citizenship for women in Nepal, human rights, insurgency, refugees, politics, parliament, foreign affairs and civil aviation. He is the founder of South Asia Check, a fact-checking news site that promotes transparency and accountability in politics and media. Jayshi is a 2007 Nieman fellow.