Capital Newspapers

Four veteran staffers depart and the remaining photographer goes part-time. more

Aug 4, 2015 10:20 AM News


Mike DeVries

Last week, the Wisconsin State Journal trimmed its editorial staff by laying off veteran journalists. The cuts are part of a national trend that spell more bad news for journalism. more

Jun 24, 2015 4:35 PM News 1 Comments

The Wisconsin State Journal has pushed out some of its most veteran reporters. Cost savings is the likely motive. more

Jun 20, 2015 10:41 AM Madland

The Wisconsin State Journal laid off several journalists Thursday, including veterans Doug Moe, Andy Baggot and Dennis Semrau. Dan Simmons took a voluntary layoff, while other positions will go unfilled. more

Jun 19, 2015 11:38 AM News 1 Comments

Andy Downing arrived at "The Capital Times" a music writer in 2011. He left last week as a "features reporter with music emphasis." His departure only deepens the uncertainty about what Capital Newspapers hopes to accomplish with its changing approac more

May 17, 2013 2:23 PM News

The entertainment and lifestyle publication"77 Square"was noticeably slimmer this week, with less content. Chris Murphy, managing editor of"The Capital Times", declined to comment but did confirm that some of"77 Square"'scontent, which includes food, more

Feb 10, 2013 12:23 AM News

Lee Enterprises, which owns the "Wisconsin State Journal" and about 50 other newspapers, announced last week it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after it failed to renegotiate all of its debt. more

Dec 9, 2011 7:04 PM News

It is no secret that this is not the best of financial times for daily newspapers around the country, including the "Wisconsin State Journal". The latest sign that Madison's morning daily may once again be facing an economic howitzer came on July 27 more

Aug 4, 2011 2:00 PM News

Former Mayor Paul Soglin, on his blog, makes a modest proposal for what remains of Madison's daily newspaper dynasty: "Lee [should] sell its interest in Capital Newspapers Inc. to The Capital Times, which will then resume publicatio more

Jan 8, 2009 3:00 PM News

"Isthmus" has learned that five veteran staffers of the "Wisconsin State Journal" have accepted the paper's offer of job buyouts, as a cost-cutting measure. Bill Wineke, Anita Clark, Jean Peterson, Joe Jackson, and Ron Larson have all agreed to buyou more

Aug 14, 2008 8:18 PM News

"It's been no fun dying on the vine," says Ron McCrea, senior news editor of "The Capital Times". McCrea, 65, knows something about dying. He presided over the death of the strike paper known as the "Madison Press Connection" in 1980 and then went to more

Feb 12, 2008 9:06 PM News