Madeline Heim

Madeline Heim reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she covers Wisconsin’s environmental challenges as part of the Mississippi River Basin Project, a collaborative reporting network across the Basin. Previously, she was a health and science reporter for the Appleton Post-Crescent and the USA Today network in Wisconsin—her coverage of the pandemic earned top honors from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Born and raised in the Badger State, she holds degrees in journalism and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was editor-in-chief of the The Daily Cardinal. Heim has interned at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and reported for the Winona Daily News in Winona, Minnesota, where she quickly fell in love with the Mississippi River region.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a daily paper and news site, is part of the USA Today Network. With about 100 full-time journalists, the Journal Sentinel is recognized nationally for its excellence. While this news organization regularly does stories with national interest and impact, its focus is fiercely local, covering Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and the state. The reporting chronicles the community, informs residents, holds officials accountable, exposes wrongdoing and highlights programs that work, engaging the community and helping to lead the search for solutions.