The Christmas season evokes many thoughts, foremost among them holiday traditions that range from the spiritual (celebrating the birth of Christ) to the commercial (the buying frenzy that arises this time of year) to the familial (large gatherings we all enjoy/endure), and many others.One of the traditions — if three years running can make a tradition — that we most enjoy at the Wisconsin State Journal is our mid-December project: 12 Gifts to Our Readers.The idea behind 12 Gifts is to offer...
One of the many rewarding things about the newspaper business is the history that naturally accompanies our line of work.When you produce a new product every day, and you do that for nearly 180 years, like we’ve done at the Wisconsin State Journal, then yes, that’s a lot of history to ponder.One such blast-from-the-past came my way recently in the form of a very yellowed but still easily readable page from the State Journal dated Sunday, Oct. 16, 1966.
Let’s start with these two points: First, dear readers, we heard you, (very) loud and (very) clear.And second, like many decisions that later get revisited, recent changes we made in the Wisconsin State Journal regarding television listings and a few other features seemed like a good idea at the time.It’s a long story, but the short version is this: Starting today, we’re bringing back the full-form television schedule, with a special weekly insert on Sundays that provides day-by-day TV...
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