Erik Gunn

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Novel Subject

Keith Spore rose to the top of the old Milwaukee Sentinel as the paper’s editor at the time of its 1995 merger with the Milwaukee Journal to make what i...
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Killing the Messenger

Chauncey Bailey was that rarity in American journalism: a reporter assassinated in the United States for doing his job.   Elsewhere, the degree to which...
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Recall Recalled

John Nichols, the Capital Times associate editor and Washington correspondent for the liberal magazine The Nation has (in the latter outlet) a strikingly und...
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Missing Data

So just how bad are the Milwaukee police crime-report records? So far, we don’t really know. Not even after a three-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spre...
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Telling Our Story

I had mixed feelings last Friday night when Juan Williams stepped up to the podium at the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual gridiron dinner.   Willi...
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A Time for Commitment

Two weeks ago, I weighed in on the debate over whether journalists should or shouldn’t sign recall petitions like the ones filed this year against Gov. S...
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JS Labor Pains

Will it ever stop? Once again, the Journal Sentinel is offering to buy out employees. A letter to employees on Monday, first reported by&...
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The Outsider

Photos by Adam Ryan Morris “Dear community members: As superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, I write to solicit your help in savin...
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Libelous lashings?

The Wisconsin political blogosphere has always been a place of rough talk and sharp elbows. But last week, one lefty blog found itself facing an almost unhea...
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Threading the Needle

About a month ago I wrote about Wisconsin Reporter, one of the new news organizations that have sprung up in recent years to provide free content to existing ne...

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.