• 100 State Street, Suite 301
  • Madison, Wisconsin 53703
  • Phone: (608) 251-5627
  • Fax: (608) 251-2165
  • Circulation: 43,735 (as of June 2015)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Madison and Dane County, WI
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
Isthmus is Madison, Wisconsin's alternative newspaper. Since 1976, Isthmus has built a foundation of fearless reporting, forthright opinion, excellent arts coverage, and innovative perspective. These efforts have been rewarded by numerous sources including the Milwaukee Press Club's statewide Excellence in Journalism contest.

Madison is the site of the state capitol, a vibrant University of Wisconsin, and a rapidly growing metropolitan area.

Founded by journalists as an alternative to a monopoly daily newspaper situation, Isthmus now has the largest weekday circulation of any newspaper in the city retail trading zone and reaches 40 percent of all adults in Dane County.

Readership research and Media Audit confirm the quality, depth and loyalty of the Isthmus readership. It affirms that on the strength of its arts writing,investigative depth and community agenda, Isthmus is the metropolitan paper of choice in what has been deemed to be one of the most attractive urban markets in the country.
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Recent AAN Awards

2005 Arts Criticism, 1st Place (Circulation Above 50000) by Kent Williams
2002 Arts Criticism, 3rd Place (Circulation Above 54000) by Kent Williams
2001 Arts Criticism, 1st Place (Circulation Above 54000) by Kent Williams
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 18-34 (35.7%)
 25-54 (64.4%)

 F: 51.3%
 M: 48.7%
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Source: Media Audit, 2005


Title Name Email address*
Owner/ Publisher Jeff Haupt ---
Administrative Director Kathy Bailey ---
Editor Judith Davidoff ---
Advertising Manager Chad Hopper ---
Marketing Director Chris Winterhack ---
Art Director Carolyn Fath ---
Systems Manager Thom Jones ---
Circulation Manager Tom Dehlinger ---
Associate Editor Michana Buchman ---
Features Editor Linda Falkenstein ---
Music & Entertainment Editor Jon Kjarsgaard ---
Calendar Editor Bob Koch ---
Office Manager Julie Butler ---
Administrative Assistant Carla Dawkins ---
Account Executive Peggy Elath ---

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