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Favorite Son

Paul Ryan has a media platform that any politician would envy.Nearly every week, the Republican U.S. representative from Janesville gets his own column on the R...
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Family Feud

Radio sidekicks come and go, generally with little notice by the public.But when WTMJ-AM 620 fired afternoon personality Phil Cianciola in September, the action...
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Stage Fright

The late-summer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cuts will reduce coverage generally, but the biggest blow will hit arts and entertainment groups. A city long celebra...
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Please Cover Us!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinelhas begun to seem like the incredible shrinking daily newspaper: In July, it sought buyouts from as many as 50 people, aiming to c...
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Sudden Death

Giants like WTMJ and WISN dwarf it, but WMCS occupies a unique niche in Milwaukee’s AM radio marketplace. It’s a pipeline for information to and from the city’s...
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Web War I

Milwaukee may be a one-newspaper town, but in cyberspace, there’s a media war for the eyeballs of the young and trendy. A decade ago, OnMilwaukee.com pioneered...
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News for Elites?

News of state government and politics is harder to find these days, but for those who want it in endless depth, there’s an answer: WisconsinEye. Launched in 2...
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The Crusaders

Across the country, newspapers are ditching costly investigative reporting and relentlessly running local – almost hyperlocal – coverage. The approach saves sta...
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Riches to Rags

For more than half a century, employees at Journal Communications Inc. enjoyed a perk that could make them fabulously rich upon retirement – their shares of “Jo...
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Under My Thumb

Will Milwaukee Area Technical College President Darnell Cole end Milwaukee Public Television’s editorial independence? That’s the complaint of some insiders at...
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Mr. Smooth

When the highly regarded, not-for-profit Strive Media Institute suddenly closed in the spring of 2008, it left behind a trail of glowing press clippings, a chor...
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The People’s Choice

Its circulation may be declining, and it has its share of detractors, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is still remarkably popular. Some 70 percent of Milwa...