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 in July 2014. In November 2020, Isthmus became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the name Isthmus Community Media. 

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Masood Akhtar

Dylan Brogan

Michael Cummins

Judith Davidoff

Sue Robinson

Ralph Russo

Molly Stentz

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