All About Isthmus

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

Isthmus Publishing Company
100 State Street
Suite 301
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703

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A Little Bit of History

Isthmus Publishing Company was founded on April 9, 1976, by Vincent P. O'Hern and Fred Milverstedt.

On July 10, 2014, Craig Bartlett, Jeff Haupt and Mark Tauscher, partners in Madison-based Red Card Media, purchased the publishing company.

Red Card Media also owns Red Card Off-Campus Meal Plan.

Isthmus Publishing is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Alternative Weekly Network

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Isthmus Staff

Publisher: Jeff Haupt (Email Jeff)

Associate Publisher: Craig Bartlett (Email Craig)

Editor: Judith Davidoff (Email Judith)

Features Editor: Linda Falkenstein (Email Linda)

Arts & Culture Editor: Catherine Capellaro (Email Catherine)

Calendar Editor: Bob Koch (Email Bob)

Staff Writer: Dylan Brogan (Email Dylan)

Advertising Manager: Chad Hopper (Email Chad)

Controller: Halle Mulford (Email Halle)