In the latest round of layoffs at the Wisconsin State Journal, the newspaper parted ways with two veteran journalists: photo editor Steve Apps and assistant city editor and Beer Baron columnist Chris Drosner. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:27 PM News 4 Comments

Mike Heller has earned respect from big names in the business. The Madison sports radio host keeps his cool while finding a national audience. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Madison icon Sly Sylvester has lost his progressive talk radio show on WEKZ-FM, and will now become a DJ. It’s another blow for progressive radio in Madison, after a format change last week on 92.1 The Mic. more

Nov 14, 2016 2:24 PM News 3 Comments

Madison’s liberals not only lost at the polls this week — they also lost the progressive talk station, 92.1 FM The Mic. The station is currently broadcasting Christmas music. more

Nov 9, 2016 3:25 PM News 25 Comments


David Michael Miller

President Barack Obama has disappointed many by running a tightly controlled administration that is often closed to the press. Journalists expect the same or worse from Hillary Clinton, who is on track to win the presidency. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Devil’s Advocate Radio co-hosts Mike Crute and Dom Salvia announced Tuesday that their contract with The Mic 92.1 will be canceled in about a week. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:38 PM News 10 Comments


Chris Collins

From humble beginnings as a quarterly newsletter to a biweekly publication with more than 30,000 readers, La Comunidad News has grown and expanded with the Madison area’s Latino population. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM News

It’s no secret that people of color are underrepresented in journalism — it’s a problem in Madison and in newsrooms across the country. This summer, a new academy from Madison365 hopes to inspire young minority reporters to take up the trade. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM News


Norman Stockwell

​John Ross, a legendary rebel journalist who worked in Mexico, and Norman Stockwell, a legendary Madison radio presence, shared a bond over independent media. This month, Stockwell will help spread Ross’ message with a new book. more

Dec 3, 2015 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Gannett’s purchase of the Milwaukee paper will almost certainly result in staff cuts. That will mean less scrutiny of government statewide. more

Oct 28, 2015 1:53 PM Opinion 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

In an era when local news outlets are contracting, the volunteer-run WORT-FM expands its local coverage. On Oct. 5, In Our Backyard grows to an hour, with new features, expanded reports, podcasts. more

Oct 1, 2015 3:00 PM News


David Michael Miller

​Let’s face it. In many markets the size of Madison, the daily newspaper no longer works as a private business venture. more

Aug 14, 2015 7:00 AM Opinion

When Republicans control all three branches of state government, there are no real checks and balances. more

Aug 13, 2015 3:07 PM Madland

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

Madison365 is a new, nonprofit, online-only news outlet founded by former “Madison Times” editor-in-chief A. David Dahmer that will focus on informing the city’s communities of color via content created by African American and Latino journalists. more

Jun 15, 2015 5:14 PM News



When you think of Madison, "fashion" is probably not the first word that comes to mind. In our extreme winters, people are focused more on practical parkas than they are on Burberry trench coats. At the UW, in particular, a student budget doesn't usu more

Sep 8, 2014 12:24 AM News


David Michael Miller

The University of Wisconsin library wants your old "Onions". And your "Octopuses" ("Octopi"?). And whatever other campus-humor-related memorabilia you have stashed in the attic. more

Sep 3, 2014 6:48 PM News