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UW-Madison fashion magazine Moda helps students dress well on a college budget

When you think of Madison, "fashion" is probably not the first word that comes to mind. In our extreme winters, people are focused more on practical parkas than they are on Burberry trench coats. At the UW, in particular, a student budget doesn't usually allow for quilted Chanel totes. >More
 University of Wisconsin library seeks lost issues of The Onion and other funny ephemera

The University of Wisconsin library wants your old Onions. And your Octopuses (Octopi?). And whatever other campus-humor-related memorabilia you have stashed in the attic. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: New co-owner Jeff Haupt shares his vision for Isthmus

New Isthmus co-owner Jeff Haupt introduced himself and discussed his purchase of the publication in the July 11 issue, and spoke about the sale with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the July 10 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 The Progressive magazine and Center for Media and Democracy merge

Two titans in the world of progressive journalism and investigations have joined forces. The Progressive magazine and the Center for Media and Democracy have merged and are now operating under the umbrella of the Progressive Inc. Both groups are based in Madison and have national audiences. >More
 Republican leadership denies Wisconsin Capitol press credentials to Union Labor News

Glenn Schmidt, managing editor of Union Labor News, applied for press credentials to cover Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State address weeks in advance of the Jan. 22 event. Union Labor News, which has been in existence for more than 70 years, is published under the umbrella of the South Central Federation of Labor. >More
 New frontiers for local radio: The Internet helps WSUM and WORT leverage their indie cred

If you want a good story about the music industry, just call UW alum Bruce Ravid. Ravid was an A&R rep for Capitol Records during the 1980s, when the music industry reached a new apex thanks to innovations like MTV. This was, of course, before the advent of the Internet weakened the major labels. Ravid was instrumental in the careers of artists such as Thomas Dolby, the Knack, the Motels, the Church and Iron Maiden, who would dominate radio playlists for much of the decade. >More
 Why you should care about Capital Newspapers' changes to its arts coverage

Andy Downing arrived at The Capital Times a music writer in 2011. He left last week as a "features reporter with music emphasis." His departure only deepens the uncertainty about what Capital Newspapers hopes to accomplish with its changing approach to arts and entertainment coverage. >More
 77 Square slims down, content absorbed in The Capital Times

The entertainment and lifestyle publication77 Squarewas noticeably slimmer this week, with less content. Chris Murphy, managing editor ofThe Capital Times, declined to comment but did confirm that some of77 Square'scontent, which includes food, music and arts coverage, will move over to its sister publication, TheCapital Times. >More
 New FCC rules could mean even less local radio in Madison

Media experts, lawmakers and watchdog groups across the country are waiting. In the coming weeks, maybe even just days, the Federal Communications Commission will decide whether to relax its cross-ownership rules for radio, television and newspapers. The rules currently limit the number of television and radio stations one company can own in a given media market. And in the nation's biggest markets, owning both a newspaper and television station in the same city is banned. >More
 John 'Sly' Sylvester to broaden his reach with new show on Monroe's WEKZ

Veteran Madison radio host John "Sly" Sylvester announced this morning that he'll begin broadcasting on Monroe-based station WEKZ 93.7 FM on Monday, Feb. 4. Sylvester lost his job in November, when Mid-West Family Broadcasting laid off the entire news staff of Madison radio station WTDY. >More
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