The shareholders of Gannett, which owns the Journal Sentinel, and GateHouse, have voted to merge. The parent company of GateHouse — New Media — will own just over 50 percent of the new entity. New Media’s reputation precedes it. Read more



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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos decided he would buck public opinion and not make accommodations for a lawmaker with disabilities. Now that Vos has caved, he is blaming the news media for his bad press. Read more


“Inside Stories” is a new podcast that mines Madison’s rich audio vaults for tales and tips on how to connect. Read more

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The Newsroom, a nonprofit venture working to increase coverage of state government, will launch its 11th state publication: The Wisconsin Examiner Read more

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Work from 2018 honored by oldest continuous running press club in North America. Read more



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Bill Lueders’ journalism career has come full circle. He’s been named editor of The Progressive magazine, the publication he interned at in 1984. Read more

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Podcast aficionado Chris Lay delves into some political potboilers: “Slow Burn,” which looks at new wrinkles in the Watergate case and Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and “The RFK Tapes,” a serpentine dissection of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Read more

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The improbable winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing was Art Cullen, editor of “The Storm Lake Times in Iowa. Jane Burns talks to Cullen about the future of independent journalism and the changing face of rural America. Read more

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Madison Media Institute, a for-profit college that trained students for jobs in the music industry, confirms it is closing its doors at the end of the year. Read more

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Wisconsin Public Television and Radio are back under the UW-Madison umbrella. But you probably won’t notice. Read more



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Chris Lay reports on two fascinating podcasts exploring the cult of personality, one that exposes yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and another profiling social self-help sensation/charlatan Teal Swan. Read more

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Seeking to preserve worker protections in an increasingly volatile digital media industry, workers at The Onion on Thursday announced plans to unionize under the Writers Guild of America, East. Read more

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Tristan McGough

The small but mighty “Rosebud” is still publishing after 25 years. Its latest edition includes poems from the science fiction titan Ursula K. Le Guin. Read more

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On Dec. 7, 2016, Isthmus submitted a records request to Madison police. After 421 days without getting records, Isthmus is teaming up with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty to sue the department. Read more


In a new era of radio, WSUM’s future is coming in loud and clear. The UW-Madison students station plans to add a second online music stream. Read more

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In the latest round of layoffs at the Wisconsin State Journal, the newspaper parted ways with two veteran journalists: photo editor Steve Apps and assistant city editor and Beer Baron columnist Chris Drosner. Read more

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Mike Heller has earned respect from big names in the business. The Madison sports radio host keeps his cool while finding a national audience. Read more


Madison icon Sly Sylvester has lost his progressive talk radio show on WEKZ-FM, and will now become a DJ. It’s another blow for progressive radio in Madison, after a format change last week on 92.1 The Mic. Read more

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Madison’s liberals not only lost at the polls this week — they also lost the progressive talk station, 92.1 FM The Mic. The station is currently broadcasting Christmas music. Read more

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David Michael Miller

President Barack Obama has disappointed many by running a tightly controlled administration that is often closed to the press. Journalists expect the same or worse from Hillary Clinton, who is on track to win the presidency. Read more

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