about  /   archives  /   contact  /   subscribe  /       
Share this entry
Make this entry better

What are we missing? Is there a key link we skipped, or a part of the story we got wrong?

Let us know — we’re counting on you to help Encyclo get better.

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Key links:
Primary website:
Primary Twitter:

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

The is a daily newspaper based in Milwaukee, Wis., and the flagship of the publicly traded media company .

The Journal Sentinel was created of the 1995 consolidation of the Milwaukee Journal and Sentinel. Journal Communications, which numerous weekly newspapers and radio and television stations, was employee-owned until in 2003. In July 2014, Journal Communications it would merge with E. W. Scripps, folding the two companies’ broadcast properties into Scripps and spinning off the newspapers into a new public company, the Journal Media Group, headquartered in Milwaukee with the Journal Sentinel as its flagship.

The Journal Sentinel has a sizable that has won and   in the past several years, including . The paper has maintained its investment in investigative reporting in recent years despite overall cuts.

The Journal Sentinel has to its site since 2001 and in January 2012. It offers a metered model, with the first 20 articles per month free, and a digital subscription costing $2.35 per week. In the initial stages of the plan, about of the online subscribers came from outside the Milwaukee area, largely because of interest in the paper’s coverage of the Green Bay Packers. In 2014, the Journal Sentinel  with The Washington Post that gave Journal Sentinel subscribers free access to the Post’s website and apps.

Journal Communications has made and since 2007. The company’s plummeted to an all-time low of 49 cents in March 2009 before stabilizing again in 2010.

Recent AndroidForMobile Lab coverage:
Nov. 7, 2018 / Joshua Benton
In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it — Big night! The U.S. midterm elections yesterday mostly went according to expectations: Democrats retook the House of Representatives, Republicans kept (and grew) their control of the Senate, and a variety of governorR...
Nov. 1, 2018 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: “Digital defeats print” is the headline as Gannett steps away from printed election results — Editors have long had to battle deadlines on election nights across America — pushing press runs to the last possible moment in order to get the most complete results into the next morning’s paper. Print is many ...
Jan. 27, 2016 / Shan Wang
All the news that’s fit to podcast: Newspapers try out audio — The podcasting fervor of 2015 has continued into 2016 and shows no signs of diminishing. Gimlet, the podcast startup cofounded by Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and public radio fame, is a household name in the digital au...
Oct. 29, 2015 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: Here are 10 questions we’ll be talking about into 2016 — Everyone’s got questions. CNBC’s crew faced the Republican Ten for about an hour last evening until finding themselves in a no-man’s land. In front of them were the candidates who turned the tables on t...
July 30, 2014 / Joshua Benton
Diversified media companies are hurrying to undiversify — Not long ago — hours ago, actually — both Journal Communications and E. W. Scripps were media company models of diversification. For many American newspaper companies in the late 20th century, diversifying into broad...

Recently around the web, from Mediagazer:

Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: July 31, 2014.
Make this entry better
How could this entry improve? What's missing, unclear, or wrong?
Name (optional)
Email (optional)
Explore: The Economist
Economist logo

The Economist is a weekly publication based in London that covers global news and issues. The Economist refers to itself as a newspaper, but it holds more in common stylistically with magazines, particularly newsweeklies like Time and Newsweek. The magazine was founded in 1843 and is the flagship publication of the Economist Group, which also…

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Encyclo is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.
The AndroidForMobile Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.