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Crashing the Party

In the last few years, the number of independent Internet writers, or bloggers, has exploded. Their impact is increasingly felt. Bloggers Owen Robinson and Ja...
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The Darrow Difference

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just can't shake its circulation problems. Last year, a suit by Shorewest Realty claiming the newspaper had inflated its circul...
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Gloom and Doom

"Is anything new?" Pressroom asked a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel journalist recently. The reply was steeped in mordant humor: "No, other than the grim sense of ...
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MKE- R.I.P

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had high hopes when it launched MKE four years ago – a play to crack the under-35 code, win over a notoriously non-newspaper-read...
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Hot Air

Just in time for the May ratings sweeps, WTMJ Channel 4 aired two pieces under the station’s “You Paid For It” series that promised “shocking” accounts of gover...
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The Last Laugh

Illustration by Stuart Carlson Longtime Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial cartoonist Stuart Carlson didn’t go quietly. “I was told they could not justify hav...
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Masters of Fluff

It must be getting tougher to sell ads aimed at rich people. The soft and tony magazine Exclusively Yours has fired half its staff. Meanwhile, rival M Magazine ...
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Goodbye City Hall

For decades, the most important beat for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and its predecessor papers was City Hall. A long list of notables manned the post, inclu...
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Multiplicity

Kevin Fischer’s a busy guy. He does a blog on FranklinNOW.com.He’s a guest host on WISN-AM 1130, filling in for Mark Bellingand Jay Weber.He’s one of the regula...
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Hey Cheesecake Breath!

It was supposed to be innovative, reader-centered journalism. Instead, the suburban weeklies owned by Journal Communications have spawned some messy food fights...
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Double Exposure

Freelancer Dustin Block insists he wasn’t trying to one-up his old employer. But just days after leaving his job as Racine Journal Times city editor, Block and ...
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Newsroom Surgery

The October message sent a shiver of fear through the newsroom: Due to declining profits, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel needed to shed at least 50 employees. I...