Still more newspaper consolidation in Madison

I can remember when the state capitol of Madison once had two daily newspapers. For that matter, I was in Milwaukee when it had two daily newspapers. But as events progressed, Milwaukee and then Madison lost their dual dailies, which shrunk to just one.

The Capital Times, Madison’s “liberal” paper, has long been shrinking. It’s apparently now gone entirely online, though the Cap Times web site still says they do a weekly insert in the Wisconsin State Journal. The other “about” page mentions none of this.

PartiallyBlue and James Rowen also mentioned this, and probably otherss I haven’t found yet.

And let me say for the record: media consolidation is bad, mmkay?


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.