All About Isthmus

Isthmus About Issue

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 April 2021, 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:
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Board of Directors
Masood Akhtar
Judith Davidoff
Kirsten Houghton
Taylor Kilgore
Dan Koehn
Jill Pedigo Hall
Ralph Russo
Molly Stentz
Mike Wagner

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