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Encyclopedia > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The June 5, 2006 front page of the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner Journal Communications
Publisher Elizabeth Brenner
Editor Martin Kaiser
Founded 1837 (Sentinel)
1882 (Journal)
Price USD 0.50 City & Suburbs
USD 0.75 Everywhere
Headquarters 333 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States

Website: jsonline.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the primary newspaper in Milwaukee, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin and is distributed widely throughout the state. The Journal Sentinel has a weekday circulation of 250,000 copies and a Sunday circulation of over 400,000. Image File history File links Milwaukee_Journal_Sentinel_Logo. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1334, 723 KB) The front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 5, 2006) from Newseum This image is of a scan of a newspaper page or article, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Journal Communications, Inc. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City (97 sq. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City (97 sq. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...


History

The Journal Sentinel was first printed on Sunday, April 2, 1995, the result of the consolidation of operations between the Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel, which had been owned by the same company, Journal Communications, for more than thirty years. April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Journal Communications, Inc. ...


The Sentinel began in 1837 as a weekly published by Solomon Juneau, a one-time fur-trader and later a successful businessman, who became the first mayor of Milwaukee. It became a daily in the mid-1840s, about the time the city of Milwaukee was formally incorporated. Following Juneau's death it passed through the hands of several owners, before being sold to the Hearst Corporation in 1924. Operations of the Sentinel were joined to Hearst's afternoon paper, The Wisconsin News; a joint Sunday edition was published as The Sunday Telegram. The News closed in 1939. Hearst ownership also started up radio station WISN-AM (1130), and bought WTVW-TV in 1955 and changed the call letters to WISN-TV (Channel 12). Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Solomon Laurent Juneau (1793 - 1856) was a U.S. (Canadian-born) settler and businessman. ... The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. ... WISN (1130 AM) is a news/talk-formatted radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WISN-TV is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Hearst operated the Sentinel until 1962, when, following a long and costly strike, it abruptly announced the closing of the paper. Although Hearst claimed that the paper had lost money for years, The Journal Company, concerned about the loss of an important voice (and facing questions about its own dominance of the Milwaukee media market), agreed to buy the Sentinel name, subscription lists, and any "good will" associated with the name. The News-Sentinel building at Plankinton and Michigan was torn down; the presses were shipped to Hearst's San Francisco papers, and Sentinel operations moved to Journal Square, with Hearst retaining WISN-AM-TV (WISN-TV remains with forerunner company Hearst-Argyle, while WISN-AM is owned by Clear Channel). The Sentinel was a morning broadsheet, published Sunday through Saturday; following the sale to The Journal Company it became a Monday-through-Saturday paper. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


The Journal was started in 1882, in competition with four other English-language, four German- and two Polish-language dailies. Its first editor was Lucius Nieman, who wanted to steer the paper away from the political biases and yellow journalism common at the time. Nieman was an innovative and crusading editor, and under his watch the paper won five Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards. Lucius William Nieman (December 13, 1857 – 1 October 1935) was an American businessman and founder of The Milwaukee Journal. ... Nasty little printers devils spew forth from the Hoe press in this Puck cartoon of Nov. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ...


The Journal would launch WTMJ-AM (620) in 1927, WTMJ-FM (now WKTI-FM 94.5) in 1940, then WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) in 1947; all three stations remain Journal-owned today. (See also WTMJ Television) WTMJ is an AM radio station that reaches much of Wisconsin as well as some of nothern Illinois. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... WKTI-FM (94. ... WTMJ-TV, Todays TMJ4 is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Nieman's successor, Harry J. Grant, introduced an employee stock-purchase plan in 1937, and as a result 98% of Journal stock was held by its employees. A small bloc of Journal stock was given to Harvard College, and funded the Nieman Fellowship program for promising journalists. Employee-owned corporations are generally a model of ownership of a corporation where the corporation is owned in part or whole by the employees who work for it. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Nieman Fellowship is an award given to mid-career journalists by The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. ...


Competing with two raucous Hearst papers filled with gossip, features and comic strips, Harry Grant took a more sober approach to news presentation, emphasizing local news, and barring syndicated columnists. During his years as editor and publisher, the Journal received several Pulitzers and other awards from its peers; it was under Grant that the Journal gained a reputation as a leading voice of moderate midwestern liberalism. During the 1950s, the Journal was outspoken in its opposition to Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy and his search for communist influence in government, which perhaps inflated the Journal's reputation for liberalism. Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin between 1947 and 1957. ...


At its circulation peak in the early 1960s, the Journal sold about 400,000 copies daily and 600,000 on Sunday. The Journal was a Monday-through-Saturday afternoon broadsheet, also publishing Sunday mornings; though circulation had declined from its peak, it still held a rare position for an afternoon paper, dominating its market up until 1995, when the Journal and Sentinel were consolidated. The new Journal Sentinel then became a seven-day morning paper.


The legacies of both papers are acknowledged on the editorial pages today, with the names of Solomon Juneau, Lucius Nieman, and Harry J. Grant listed below their respective newspaper's flags.


External links

  • JS Online, the Journal Sentinel website
  • JS Online RSS feeds
  • JS background page
  • TIME magazine article: The Fair Lady of Milwaukee

  Results from FactBites:
 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (721 words)
It is the primary newspaper in Milwaukee, the largest newspaper in Wisconsin and is distributed widely throughout the state.
The Journal Sentinel was first printed on Sunday, April 2, 1995, the result of the consolidation of operations between the Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel, which had been owned by the same company, Journal Communications, for more than thirty years.
During the 1950s, the Journal was outspoken in its opposition to Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy and his search for communist influence in government, which perhaps inflated the Journal's reputation for liberalism.
Journal Sentinel Inc. - Milwaukee Jobs - Wisconsin Jobs (785 words)
Journal Sentinel staffers are strong members of national journalism organizations, and the newspaper regularly participates in journalism conferences and seminars across the country.
The Sunday Journal Sentinel ranks #1 among the 50 largest populated metropolitan markets with 71% of adults reading an average issue, and the daily newspaper ranks 3rd according to the Scarborough Research 2005 multi-market project.
Journal Communications Inc., the holding company of Journal Sentinel Inc., which publishes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is one of America's leading independent media and communications companies.
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