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Encyclopedia > The Capital Times
The Capital Times
Type Monday - Saturday newspaper
Format

Owner Capital Newspapers
Publisher Clayton Frink[1]
Editor Dave Zweifel[1]
Founded 1917
Political allegiance Progressive
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Circulation 19,355 Weekday
21,065 Saturday[2]
ISSN 0749-4068

Website: www.madison.com/tct/

The Capital Times is a daily Monday - Saturday newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by Capital Newspapers. The newspaper is primarily distributed in a 19 county region in south-central Wisconsin.[3] The Capital Times has a weekday circulation of 19,355 and a Saturday circulation of 21,065.[2] Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that operates 27 publications and several web sites in Wisconsin. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Progressive can refer to: Progressive music, including Progressive rock, Progressive metal and Progressive electronica Political Progressivism Several Progressive Parties Progressive Era in the United States (1890-1913) Progressive, a company providing auto insurance The Progressive, a left-wing monthly magazine The progressive tense in grammar Progressive lenses, used to correct... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... 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... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that operates 27 publications and several web sites in Wisconsin. ...

Contents

History

Founded by William T. Evjue in 1917, it began publishing as an afternoon daily on December 13, 1917, directly competing with the Wisconsin State Journal. The newspaper's motto was and continues to be "Wisconsin's Progressive Newspaper."[4] 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wisconsin State Journal is a newspaper printed in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Early years

Evjue, before starting the newspaper, was a managing editor and business manager at the State Journal. The Wisconsin State Journal had been a supporter of the progressive Robert La Follette, whom Evjue considered a hero, until he began publicly opposing World War I. In the summer of 1917, Evjue quit the Wisconsin State Journal over his disagreement with the State Journal's abandonment of La Follette.[4] [5] Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Rumors were spread that the new newspaper was editorially pro-German due to Evjue's support for the anti-war LaFollette. As a result, shortly after publishing the first issue, the newspaper faced an advertising boycott. However, Evjue was resolved to beat the boycott and began visiting nearby communities selling $1 subscriptions. By the summer of 1919, the newspaper had a circulation of over 10,000 and the advertising boycott ended.[4] Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In November of 1927, the paper would launch a Sunday edition. Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Competition

Fierce competition continued between the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times until the late 1940s when the newspapers could not afford to replace their aging equipment. After years of attempting to scoop each other and competing for advertising and circulation, the newspapers entered into consolidation talks in the hope of maintaining both newspapers.[4] Look up scoop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


After tense negotiations, Lee Enterprises, owner of the Wisconsin State Journal, and Evjue's The Capital Times Company formed Madison Newspapers, Inc. (now Capital Newspapers) on November 15, 1948 to operate both newspapers under joint agency. Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) is a publicly traded American media company. ... Capital Newspapers is a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Company that operates 27 publications and several web sites in Wisconsin. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


On February 1, 1949, the Wisconsin State Journal moved from afternoons to mornings and was the sole newspaper published on Sunday in the partnership.[6] is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


The Evjue Foundation

Following the death of its founder, William T. Evjue, in 1970, his controlling interest in The Capital Times Company, as publishers of The Capital Times, was transferred to The Evjue Foundation, founded a few years previous to make small donations to worthy causes.


As explained in a section of The Capital Times' website devoted to the Foundation's history, proceeds from Evjue's bequest

must go to organizations that best exemplify the beliefs that he championed during his lifetime, causes that could improve the quality of life for all the people in the Dane County area.

Accordingly, this bequest (initially valued @ $13,450) makes the Evjue Foundation majority shareholder of The Capital Times Company, in addition to being co-owner of Capital Newspapers.


As of 28 February 2005, the latest figures available, the Foundation's assets totalled $24,501,817, with $2,296,514 available for grants.


Columnists

  • Bill Berry (editorial)
  • Linda Brazill (features)
  • Judy Ettenhofer (editorial)
  • Todd Finkelmeyer (sports)
  • FYI Guy (features)
  • Ed Garvey (editorial)
  • Joe Hart (sports)
  • Phil Haslanger (editorial)
  • Mike Ivey (business)
  • Margaret Krome (editorial)
  • Mike Lucas (sports)
  • Adam Mertz (sports)
  • Joel McNally (editorial)
  • Doug Moe (news)
  • John Nichols (editorial)
  • Barbara Quirk (features)
  • Dennis Semrau (sports)
  • Rob Schultz (sports)
  • Rob Zaleski (news)
  • Dave Zweifel (editorial)

References

  1. ^ a b Contact Us. Capital Newspapers. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  2. ^ a b Retail Advertising Rates 2006/2007 (PDF). Capital Newspapers. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  3. ^ The Capital Region's primary sources. Capital Newspapers. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  4. ^ a b c d Our History. The Capital Times. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  5. ^ Madison, WI. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  6. ^ History. Capital Newspapers. Retrieved on 2007-03-28.

 
 

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