All About Isthmus

Isthmus is an independent, local news source based in Madison, Wisconsin. Free and online all the time.

Isthmus Community Media, Inc. 
P.O. Box 1542
Madison, Wisconsin, 53701

A Little Bit of History

Isthmus Publishing Company was founded on April 9, 1976, by Vincent P. O'Hern and Fred Milverstedt. It was sold to Red Card Media in July 2014. In November 2020, Isthmus became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the name Isthmus Community Media, Inc. 

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Editor/President: Judith Davidoff,
Publisher Jason Joyce:
Associate Editor Linda Falkenstein:
Senior Reporter Dylan Brogan:, @telldylan 
Calendar Editor Bob Koch:
Art Director Tommy Washbush:
Sales Director Barbara Bolan:
Circulation Manager Tim Henrekin
Bookkeeper Michael Cummins,

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Board of Directors

Masood Akhtar

Dylan Brogan

Michael Cummins

Judith Davidoff

Kirsten Houghton

Dan Koehn

Ralph Russo

Mike Wagner 

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