• 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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