Wisconsin Newspapers

Appleton Post-Crescent

The Post-Crescent is a daily newspaper based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Part of the Gannett chain of newspapers, it is primarily distributed in numerous counties surrounding the Appleton area. The Appleton Crescent was formed in 1853 as a weekly newspaper, the same year that Appleton became a village. The Crescent was a determinedly Democratic newspaper, created by Samuel, James and John Ryan. The Crescent's Jacksonian Democratic politics upset Republicans, and a second newspaper, The Appleton Motor, was formed by F.C. Meade on August 18, 1859. The Motor changed its name to The Appleton Post in 1887 after changing hands several times. The Appleton Post-Crescent was formed when the Post and the Crescent merged on February 2, 1920. The first paper was published on February 10, 1920. Editors decided to not align with either political party. The "Appleton" portion of the name was removed in 1964 to reflect that the newspaper reached farther than the city limits.

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

Beaver Dam is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, along Beaver Dam Lake and the Beaver Dam River. The population was 15,169 at the 2000 census. The city is located within the Town of Beaver Dam. The Daily Citizen is the daily newspaper.

Chippewa Falls Herald

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Green Bay Press-Gazette

Founded in 1866, The Green Bay Press-Gazette is a newspaper whose primary coverage is of northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay. It was a weekly paper, and then it became a daily newspaper in 1871. The Green Bay Gazette merged with its major competitor, the Green Bay Free Press in 1915, assuming its current title. The newspaper was purchased by Gannett in March, 1980. Its circulation is almost 60,000 for the daily morning paper, and around 83,000 for the Sunday edition. In 1972, an internal labor dispute led to the creation of the Green Bay News-Chronicle by striking workers. In 2004, the News-Chronicle was taken over by Press-Gazette publisher Gannett, who closed it in 2005.

Janesville Gazette

Janesville is a city in southern Wisconsin, United States. It is the county seat of Rock County and the principal municipality of the Janesville, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 59,498. The Gazette is the daily newspaper.

Kenosha News

The Kenosha News is a morning daily newspaper published in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, serving southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. It is the original and flagship property of United Communications Corporation. The Kenosha Evening News, as it was originally named, was first published in 1894. During its first two years of publication, the newspaper had a circulation of fewer than 400 copies. During the turn of the twentieth century, the number of copies sold daily increased to 1,100. The number of copies that were being sold tripled and kept growing; 3,000 by 1915, 10,000 in 1925, 18,000 by 1947. Published by Kenneth L. Dowdell, the paper as of 2012 circulates on average 25,000 copies. The News also prints a 48,000-circulation Kenosha weekly newspaper, The Bulletin; a shopper, the Bargaineer; and an Illinois weekly, the 3,000-circulation Zion-Benton News. The headquarters are located at 5800 Seventh Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140.

La Crosse Tribune

The La Crosse Tribune is a daily newspaper published in La Crosse, Wisconsin, covering the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota in the United States. The paper was first founded in 1904, following a media scandal in which existing publications failed to report on the recent creation of a power monopoly in La Crosse. Today, the paper is owned by Lee Enterprises and is part of the River Valley Media Group.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning newspaper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the major newspaper in Milwaukee, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin, and is distributed broadly throughout the state. It is the flagship of Journal Communications. The Journal Sentinel was first printed in 1995, the result of the merger between the afternoon Milwaukee Journal and the morning Milwaukee Sentinel. Both newspapers were owned by Journal Communications for over than thirty years. The new Journal Sentinel then became a seven-day morning paper. The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have received the Pulitzer Prize eight times for a number of different categories: Public Service, Cartoons, International Reporting, Best General Reporting, Local Reporting, and Explanatory Reporting. As of 2012, the current publisher is Elizabeth Brenner and the editor is Martin Kaiser. The Journal Sentinel headquarters are located in Milwaukee at 333 West State Street.

Racine Journal Times

The Journal Times traces its roots to the 1852 foundation of the Racine Weekly Journal, which became a daily in 1856. The Journal was sold during the American Civil War to former state senator and commanding officer of the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (the "Abolition Regiment") William L. Utley. Utley and his family published the paper for some time, but by 1875 had sold it to Frank Starbuck, son of the publisher of The Times of Cincinnati, who had been serving as co-publisher since 1873.

Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by Lee Enterprises. The State Journal is the second largest publication in the state of Wisconsin. It is mainly distributed in a seventeen county region in south-central Wisconsin. The paper was founded by William W. Wyman in 1839 as the Madison Express, an afternoon weekly, and in 1852 evolved into the daily Wisconsin State Journal. After WWII, the newspaper started sharing a press with The Capital Times; to accommodate, the Wisconsin State Journal began publishing in the morning. Both newspapers still operate under the same roof today.