Erik Gunn

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Data Dude

For the 2012 election cycle, Craig Gilbert was one of Politico's "50 Politicos to Watch" Craig Gilbert has carved out a distinctive and perhaps e...
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Short Run

Why did WMSE-FM drop Mary Louise Schumacher’s new arts show after just one episode? Schumacher, the Journal Sentinel’s art critic, ...
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Penny For Your Thoughts

Now just a little more than 6 months old, Right Wisconsin is an anomaly in the political blogosphere – and perhaps the ultimate test for conservat...
Illustration by Leslie Herman

Mind The Gap

Employers say they can't find enough highly skilled workers. But other factions say that's just a convenient cop out to cover other job-related shortcomings. Can both sides be right? ...
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Double Jeopardy

When the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found hundreds of examples of misreported crimes in the Milwaukee Police Department’s data reports to the FBI...
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Steady Gaze

Wisconsin State Capitol To follow the state budget debate this spring, you might have turned to your local newspaper, switched on public radio, or hu...
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Right Jab

For years some outside observers have claimed that Journal Sentinel editors let right wing talk radio set their news agenda. JS editors have always ...
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Fahrenheit 414

Regular readers know that I’ve long taken a jaundiced view of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel PolitiFact feature. I think the motive behind t...
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Rough Patch

In its first year, Patch was probably most notable as that rare quantity, a journalism outlet hiring a large number of new employees.   For ...
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The New Old Guard

Mirroring the industry its students hope to join, Marquette University has carried out a major overhaul in its journalism curriculum. Core jour...

Erik Gunn

Milwaukee Magazine Contributing Editor Erik Gunn has written for the magazine since 1995. He started covering the media in 2006, writing the award-winning column Pressroom and now its online successor, Pressroom Buzz. Check back regularly for the latest news and commentary of the workings of the news business in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.