Erik Gunn

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Tears of a Clown

These aren’t the funniest of times for cartoonists. The same forces that have collapsed newspaper staffs and put some newspapers out of business enti...
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One Night Only

Stephen Pastis, recovering lawyer turned writer and cartoonist of the newspaper comic Pearls Before Swine, appears tonight at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer...
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Picture Book

Writer Michael Goodwin wanted a basic primer on economics – something that would explain the discipline in ordinary language. “I was a history...
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New Assignment

As reported on Jim Rowen’s blog and by Rich Kirchen in the Business Journal, Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane leaves the column-writing gig but stay...
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By Whom?

Freelance writer Robert Bundy wasn't expecting to get much money when he sold a pair of stories to M Magazine earlier this year – $110 for each,...
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Parting is Such …

Pressroom Buzz has learned that still another buyout is being sought at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – the second one this year. A letter went out t...
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Poll Stars

During this spring’s recall face-off, Marquette University Law School’s polls, punditry and primetime disputation were everywhere voter...
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Clearing the Way?

Monday morning Journal Communications Inc. announced that it has bought back shares from the Grant family – the last vestige of the company's ties to t...
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Hanging On

After long and rancorous bargaining, the union representing Journal Sentinel writers, copy editors, photographers and other non-management newsroom employees...
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Aurora and the Media

On vacation for the first half of July, I returned to a stack of newspapers and relentless heat that seemed to follow me across the country, from Wisconsin to...

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.