Lauren Fuhrmann, BJ ’10, is one of five rising stars working in the Wisconsin newspaper industry named “Future Headliners” by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation. She serves as public engagement director for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Fuhrmann joined the Center in January 2011 and is responsible for building the Center’s relationships with individuals and organizations. She assists with revenue generation efforts, co-directs the Center’s website, tracks the reach and impact of its journalism, and handles a variety of duties, including social media development, event planning, newsletter publication and bookkeeping. Fuhrmann is vice president of the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. A Wisconsin native, she has produced investigative reports for the Center, focusing on environmental, workplace safety and health issues. She previously researched audience engagement as a social media intern for Harvest Public Media and spent two years as a multimedia reporter for KBIA 91.3 FM and the Columbia Missourian.
Updated: August 1, 2019