All About Isthmus

Isthmus is an independent, locally owned news source based in Madison, Wisconsin. In print weekly, online all the time.

Isthmus Publishing Company
100 State Street
Suite 301
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703

Business Office:
Business Fax:
Business Email:

A Little Bit of History

Isthmus Publishing Company was founded on April 9, 1976 by Vincent P. O'Hern and Fred Milverstedt.

On July 10, 2014, Craig Bartlett, Jeff Haupt and Mark Tauscher, partners in Madison-based Red Card Media, purchased the publishing company.

Red Card Media also owns Red Card Off-Campus Meal Plan.

Isthmus Publishing is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Alternative Weekly Network

Advertise with Isthmus

Please contact Chad Hopper
By phone: 608-251-5627
By email:

Classified Advertising

To place a classified ad, the best way is via email to
You can also place an ad by phone: 608-251-8536

Submit an Event to the Calendar

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Story Ideas

Please send an email with specific details and contact information to

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor may be emailed to
Letters are subject to editing and should be no longer than 200 words.

You may also share comments in the comments section of individual stories, on Facebook or Twitter, and in the Isthmus Forum

Job Opportunities, Freelance Work and Internships

Click here for the current list of openings at Isthmus and Red Card Media.


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Isthmus Staff


Jeff Haupt (Email Jeff)

Associate Publisher:

Craig Bartlett (Email Craig)

Business Development Director:

Mark Tauscher


Judith Davidoff (Email Judith)

Features Editor:

Linda Falkenstein (Email Linda)

News Editor:

Joe Tarr (Email Joe)

Arts & Culture Editor:

Catherine Capellaro (Email Catherine)

Calendar Editor:

Bob Koch (Email Bob)

Digital Editor:

Sean Kennedy (Email Sean)

Staff Writer:

Dylan Brogan (Email Dylan)

Staff Writer:

Allison Geyer (Email Allison)

Videography Director:

Stacy Bruner (Email Stacy)

Art Director:

Carolyn Fath (Email Carolyn)

Staff Artist:

David Michael Miller (Email David)

Staff Artist:

Tommy Washbush (Email Tommy)

Advertising Production Manager:

Todd Hubler (Email Todd)

Advertising Manager:

Chad Hopper (Email Chad)

Advertising Assistant:

Annie Kipcak (Email Annie)

Advertising Assistant:

Jeri Casper (Email Jeri)

Advertising Account Executive:

Lindsey Bushart (Email Lindsey)

Advertising Account Executive:

Rebecca Jaworski (Email Rebecca)

Marketing Director:

Chris Winterhack (Email Chris)

Director of Field Marketing:

John Clarke (Email John)

Event Director:

Courtney Lovas (Email Courtney)


Halle Mulford (Email Halle)

Office Manager:

Julie Butler (Email Julie)

Administrative Assistant:

Carla Dawkins (Email Carla)

Circulation Manager:

Tim Henrekin (Email Tim)

Systems Manager:

Thom Jones (Email Thom)