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Town Criers

Illustration by Jason Greenberg. When a morning fire roared through Racine’s Mitchell Elementary School in late February, TV news trucks and report...
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School’s Out

illustration by Morgan Schweitzer The room was jammed and hot. More than 100 school superintendents packed the Senate chamber at the state Capitol in early M...
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Field Work

Photo by Sara Stathas Is it a shrimp? A lobster?” The voice of a fascinated 5-year-old blends with plinks of stones in water as the girl’s mother...
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Double Byline

Illustration by Leslie Herman Chaotic newsrooms have little in common with the staid halls of academia, where deadlines arrive semester by semester, no...
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Left Turn

 This article originally appeared in the May 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.  * Whispered conspiracy theories nipped at the heels of January&...
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Green and Gold

  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel may be struggling along with the rest of the media industry, but there’s one bright spot: sports coverage – more specific...
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Big-City Blues

Herb Zien, a local digital entrepreneur, is a longtime listener of WHAD, Milwaukee’s outlet for Wisconsin Public Radio. But he’s canceled his membership, miffed...
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Era of Good Feelings

 Four years ago, WTMJ Channel 4 planted a TV camera in the middle of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newsroom. It was supposed to begin a new era for the pa...
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Vanity Fare

  What do you do when you don’t like how you’re covered in the media? Get your own show. Perhaps no government organization gets covered more cynical...
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Mainstream Gay

Gay journalism has struggled in this city, but the newest entry comes with insider clout and a mainstream pedigree. Launched late in 2009, the Wisconsin Gazett...
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TV Tango

Everything old is new again. The departure of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel TV/radio columnist Tim Cuprisin in an August 2009 buyout left the newspaper with a gapi...