The Decline and Future of Newspapers

As of May 2021, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is no longer printed in Milwaukee and before that sold its longtime downtown headquarters. The JS is not alone in cutting costs to survive a sea change in the media industry. What internal and external forces drove daily newspapers to their current precarious position? What’s their status today and what’s the prognosis for their long-term viability?


Rich Kirchen

Rich Kirchen is the senior reporter at the Milwaukee Business Journal and started his career as a part-timer at The Milwaukee Journal. He attained a bachelor’s in journalism from UWM. He covered the media industry (and several others) since the ... read more

Date: Thu, Mar 30

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 4-5:15pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Rich Kirchen

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:350

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