All About Isthmus

Isthmus is an independent, locally owned news source based in Madison, Wisconsin. In print weekly, online all the time.

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

Business Office:
Business Fax:

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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Please contact Chad Hopper
By phone: 608-251-5627
By email:

Classified Advertising

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor may be emailed to
Letters are subject to editing and should be no longer than 200 words.

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Job Openings

We are not hiring at this time.

Isthmus Staff


Jeff Haupt (Email Jeff)

Associate Publisher:

Craig Bartlett (Email Craig)

Business Development Director:

Mark Tauscher


Judith Davidoff (Email Judith)

Features Editor:

Linda Falkenstein (Email Linda)

News Editor:

Joe Tarr (Email Joe)

Arts & Culture Editor:

Catherine Capellaro (Email Catherine)

Calendar Editor:

Bob Koch (Email Bob)

Staff Writer:

Dylan Brogan (Email Dylan)

Videography Director:

Kori Feener (Email Kori)

Video Assistant:

Mattie Barnhart (Email Mattie)

Art Director:

Carolyn Fath (Email Carolyn)

Staff Artist:

David Michael Miller (Email David)

Advertising Production Manager:

Todd Hubler (Email Todd)

Advertising Manager:

Chad Hopper (Email Chad)

Advertising Assistant:

Stephen Coss (Email Stephen)

Advertising Assistant:

Jeri Casper (Email Jeri)

Advertising Account Representative:

Julianne Lind (Email Julianne)

Advertising Account Representative:

Lindsey Bushart (Email Lindsey)

Social Media & Marketing Director: 

Chelsey Dequaine-Jerabek (Email Chelsey)

Event Director:

Katie Zamzow (Email Katie)


Halle Mulford (Email Halle)

Office Manager:

Julie Butler (Email Julie)

Administrative Assistant:

Carla Dawkins (Email Carla)

Circulation Manager:

Tim Henrekin (Email Tim)