Wausau Pilot & Review is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in central Wisconsin with a special focus on public policy and quality of life issues.

Our mission: To dig beneath the surface of issues of public importance, provide insightful analysis and reveal meaningful trends, facts,  issues, underlying causes and  possible solutions. Wausau Pilot & Review is non-partisan and strives to be balanced, fair, accurate and comprehensive, while adhering to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. Our goal is to promote and deepen public and private debate that makes a difference in the lives of those living in central Wisconsin.

Our content: We generate original content that is distributed through our website and social media. Topics of particular interest include poverty, the justice system, education, health care, mental health, public spending, the elderly and the underprivileged. We strongly support First Amendment rights and transparency in government and we value and promote the news media’s watchdog role.

The site also includes commentary pieces from the community, and comments from readers on individual stories. Wausau Pilot & Review does not endorse candidates for office or publish unsigned editorials representing an institutional position. We encourage broad-ranging, civil discussion from many points of view.

Our goal is to create a sustainable business model for this kind of journalism, supported by corporate sponsors, advertisers, and members who make annual donations. High-quality journalism is a community asset that sustains democracy and quality of life, and we need people who believe in it to support our work. We are committed to transparency and for ethical reasons do not accept anonymous donations greater than $1,000.

Wausau Pilot & Review will pursue collaborations with college journalism programs, nonprofit news organizations, citizens, and media outlets. The organization is a proud member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) national publishing group and is part of the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN).