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.

Fond du Lac Reporter

The local newspaper based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is called The Reporter and is owned by Gannett. It serves mainly Fond du Lac and northern Dodge County in East Central Wisconsin. The Reporter was founded August 22, 1870 when the Fond du Lac Commonwealth, which had been a weekly newspaper since 1856, began daily circulation. However, the first incarnation of the Fond du Lac Daily Reporter did not start until 1883, when L. A. Lange founded a new newspaper for Fond du Lac to compete with the Commonwealth, publishing Monday through Saturday. This was the first paper to have a telegraph line in the Fond du Lac area, giving a slight advantage over competing papers, with most eventually closing their doors during the rest of the 19th and early 20th century. L. A. Lange was succeeded by his son in 1917, A. H. Lange, as publisher of the Daily Reporter, beginning a institution of Lange family involvement with operations throughout the rest of the 20th century.

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.

Lake Country Reporter

The Lake Country Reporter is one of over twenty community newspapers published and delivered by the Journal Community Publishing Group (JCPGroup). The JCPGroup can sometimes be the only source of local news. These are delivered to over 200,000 homes each week and focus on local news and events that affect the local community. The Lake County Reporter includes local stories such as fishing and hunting reports, television listings, as well as local interest stories. The Lake Country Reporter was named the best weekly newspaper of the year among small weeklies by Suburban Newspapers of America. The Lake Country Reporter serves many communities in the state of Wisconsin including the Village of Chenequa, the City of Delafield , the Town of Lisbon, the Village of Pewaukee, the Village of Merton, the Town of Oconomowoc, the Town of Merton, the City of Pewaukee, the Town of Delafield, the Village of Hartland, and the Village of Nashotah. The newspaper also covers everything that happens around the local schools.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

The newspaper press was brought on a schooner from Milwaukee to create the first newspaper in Manitowoc began in November. This weekly newspaper was called the Weekly Press and then it was renamed the Weekly Herald in 1955. In 1898, the Weekly Herald became a daily newspaper; the Herald-Press Publishing Company was formed and it printed the Daily Herald and Weekly Press. The Weekly Press was brought in by the Daily Herald in 1953 and the newspaper became known as the Herald Times. It was then purchased by the Two Rivers Reporter based in nearby Two Rivers in 1970 and the newspaper took its current name Herald Times Reporter. It was purchased by Gannett Company in 2000.

Marshfield News-Herald

The Marshfield News-Herald is one of 10 daily newspapers within Gannett Wisconsin Media that provides readers with news, information and local advertising offers when and how they want it. From email and text alerts for those on the go, to a daily newspaper delivered directly to subscribers’ homes, they provide readers with news and information that is relevant and timely.

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.

Mukwonago Chief

The Mukwonago Chief is a weekly newspaper based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. It is published by Mukwonago Publications and Journal Communications. It is primarily distributed in Mukwonago, but is also distributed in other surrounded towns and villages.

Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Northwestern is a daily newspaper based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is part of the Gannett chain of newspapers. The Oshkosh Northwestern is primarily delivered in Winnebago, Waushara, and Green Lake counties. The newspaper office building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1982. It is a significant example of 1930 Renaissance architecture.

Sheboygan Press

The Sheboygan Press is a daily newspaper based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Press is part of the Gannett Company chain of newspapers. The Sheboygan Press is primarily distributed in Sheboygan County. The Sheboygan Press also publishes the Shoreline Chronicle, a free shopper paper, Moxie, which features articles and news about senior citizens, and the Today's Real Estate realty listings magazine. All Press publications were printed at Gannett's printing facility in Fond du Lac from 1998 until its closing in 2009, when Gannett contracted with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to print all Press publications in Milwaukee. The Press circulates 23, 091 daily and 25,368 on Sundays. The headquarters are currently located at 632 Center Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53082. The paper’s editor is Mike Knuth and their publisher is Richard Roesgen.

Stevens Point Journal

Stevens Point Journal is located at 1200 Third Court, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 and is one of Gannett Wisconsin Media’s ten most powerful prints. The Stevens Point Journal first began in 1870 as a weekly known as "The Point." The Owner, Eaton B. Northrup, changed the name to Journal in 1872, but the paper went broke in that same year. Edward McGlachlin bought the enterprise and revived the paper in 1873 and the Journal went daily in 1895. Another change came in 1919, when the Journal merged with the weekly Gazette under the newly-formed Journal Printing Company. In September 1997, Journal Printing Co. sold the Stevens Point Journal to Thomson Newspapers. Gannett Company, the current owner, purchased the Stevens Point Journal in July 2000. It has an average circulation of 11,500 as an afternoon paper. The general manager is Mike Beck and the managing editor is Linda Taylor.

Wausau Daily Herald

The Daily Herald is one of ten newspapers owned by the Gannett Company in Wisconsin. The Wausau Daily Herald is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Wausau, Wisconsin. It is the primary newspaper in Wausau and is distributed throughout Marathon and Lincoln counties.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune started in the early 1900s by William F. Huffman, Sr. The newspaper today is a daily broadsheet with a circulation of roughly nine thousand, serving mainly Wood County, Wisconsin. This newspaper is owned by Gannett, which also owns the nearby Stevens Point Journal and Marshfield News-Herald, the reporters and editors of the Daily Tribune focus on local news and sports. The newspaper was formerly owned by Thomson Newspapers Inc. In the 1990s, the paper was at the center of a controversial murder case, when the Daily Tribune's receptionist, Jayne Susan Jacobson, murdered publisher David Gentry's secretary, Julie Schroer at Schroer's home in 1990. Jacobson was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and was released within a few years of the slaying. Former note-worthy staffers of this newspaper are Robert D. McFadden, a Pulitzer Prize-winning senior reporter for the New York Times, who worked for the Daily Tribune from 1957 to 1958; Robert Des Jarlais, an award-winning sports and general news editor and reporter at the Daily Tribune from the mid-1960s until shortly before his untimely death in the 1990s; and David L. Van Wormer, an Outdoor Writer for the Milwaukee Journal, a sportswriter and editor for the Tribune at various times between 1970 and 1995.

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.