AAN News

Grocery Chain Reverses Decision to Remove Shepherd Express From Stores

Over 1,000 readers contacted Roundy's Supermarkets after the company asked Shepherd Express to remove its newspapers from Pick 'n Save stores. (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express  |  11-10-2011  1:24 pm  |  Industry News

Shepherd Express Sponsors Summerfest Local Music Stage

Cascio Interstate is proud to announce that the Shepherd Express and ExpressMilwaukee.com, Milwaukee's local guide to entertainment, will be a co-sponsor of the Groove Garage Stage of Local Music at this year's Summerfest. (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express Press Release  |  05-07-2008  1:51 pm  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express to Distribute 2008 Wisconsin State Fair Guides

This comprehensive guide book will be published and inserted in the July 17th and July 24th issues of the Shepherd Express, and a limited supply will be available at the Information Centers at the State Fair. (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express Press Release  |  05-05-2008  8:49 am  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express and Express Yourself Milwaukee Announce Partnership

Shepherd Express Press Release  |  02-19-2008  10:52 am  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express and Wehaa.com Announce Exclusive Partnership

The independent alternative weekly newspaper, Shepherd Express, formed an exclusive partnership with Wehaa.com to better serve its online readers with a completely interactive and searchable digital reproduction of weekly issues. (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express Press Release  |  12-18-2007  8:39 am  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express Surpasses 250,000 Monthly Readers

Alt-weekly Celebrates Milestone with 17th Annual Best Of Milwaukee Event (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express Press Release  |  12-04-2007  9:00 am  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express Marketing Director Dusti Ferguson Diesnew

"Last Tuesday I lost a dear friend," writes publisher Louis Fortis. "Dusti was the first person I hired when I arrived at the Shepherd Express more than 10 years ago. She was very special to the Shepherd and also to me." The 36-year-old is survived by her 7-year-old twins, Ashley and Riley. For those in the area, a memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 am to 1:45 pm at Church and Chapel, 380 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Memorial services will begin at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial trust for the twins will be set up by Dusti's parents. Look for more details on the trust on AAN.org soon.
Shepherd Express  |  11-29-2007  3:45 pm  |  Industry News

'Cry Us a River of Frappucino,' Says Salt Lake City Weeklynew

"Why can't I, as a fellow weekly-newspaper guy, muster up much sympathy for the Shepherd Express?," asks Weekly associate editor Bill Frost in response to yesterday's news that Milwaukee's alt-weekly was having some distribution issues involving the local daily (and its free weekly) and coffee giant Starbucks. "Because City Weekly has never been allowed into Salt Lake City Starbucks; at least the Express had a foot in the door for a while," he writes. "Now, just as Salt Lake City residents have for years, Milwaukee-ites will have to sip their overpriced Charbucks while reading an inferior knockoff of a weekly that has an exclusive, paid-for in."
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  11-20-2007  8:33 am  |  Industry News

Daily Paper Tries To Get Shepherd Express Removed From Starbucksnew

"We were thrown out of Starbucks because of a deal the Journal Sentinel cut with Starbucks' regional office, where the Journal Sentinel demanded that the Shepherd Express be excluded from Starbucks newspaper racks," writes Express publisher and editor-in-chief Louis Fortis. The Sentinel-owned free weekly MKE then ran an ad claiming it was "the exclusive free weekly" available at Starbucks stores around Milwaukee. But a regional manager says "the decision as to whether a particular Starbucks carries the Shepherd will be at the discretion of each individual store manager." The controversy with the coffee giant comes as the paper celebrates its 25th anniversary. In this week's cover story, assistant editor Lisa Kaiser traces the Express' journey from "a monthly 'free expression magazine' by English majors at UW-Milwaukee" to what it is today.
Shepherd Express  |  11-19-2007  12:15 pm  |  Industry News

Shepherd Express Icon Announces Candidacy for 'Pretty Much Everything'new

Shepherd Express Press Release  |  09-20-2007  4:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Shepherd Express Taps Citizen Media Vet to Launch Community Sites

Shepherd Express, Milwaukee's weekly newspaper and website, announced the appointment of Andy Vogel as Vice President of Advertising and Online Products. (FULL STORY)
Shepherd Express Press Release  |  07-02-2007  8:41 am  |  Press Releases

CVS Stops Carrying Alt-Weekly; Protests & Arrests Ensuenew

When CVS took over Osco Drug in Milwaukee, the Shepherd Express was told to remove its news racks from the stores. Since then, free-lance journalist Jeff White has been standing vigil in protest outside one of the stores for about 20 hours a week. Last week, White and a man he was chatting with were arrested after a CVS manager called the cops to complain. Shepherd publisher Louis Fortis says he's called the company's headquarters to determine why they stopped carrying the paper, but hasn't received a response. But he says he's heard that a customer complained about the paper's criticism of President Bush and the Iraq War. "CVS has every right to not carry the Shepherd, but I don't believe that the top management at CVS would want to politicize their retail stores," Fortis says. "It would be a shame if CVS became a pharmacy that only catered to conservative Republicans."
Shepherd Express  |  05-17-2007  2:01 pm  |  Industry News

Shepherd Express Columnist Adds 'Diversity' to Black Radio Station

Joel McNally has a new medium for the liberal views he regularly expresses in his Shepherd Express political column: He has been tapped to co-host the weekday morning show on WMCS-AM radio in Milwaukee. The Journal Sentinel describes WMCS as "focus[ing] on an African-American audience"; McNally, who is white, said, "We are in this thing together, and we are in this community together, and while the right-wing stations don't make it seem that way, black and white is the future of Milwaukee." The station manager told the newspaper that there may be "disparaging" callers "in the early going," but he hoped that new dialogue could result.
02-15-2006  9:23 am  |  Industry News

AAN Member to Address State Press Association Conventionnew

Catherine Nelson, associate publisher of AAN member Shepherd Express in Milwaukee, Wis., is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled "There Are Alternatives" at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association convention next month. The PNA Web site describes Nelson, who was formerly publisher of two Pittsburgh alt-weeklies that went out of business, as "an industry guru on alternative papers." In addition to her position at Shepherd Express, Nelson presently serves as publisher of the new, daily-owned Core Weekly, which competes with AAN member Isthmus in Madison, Wis. (Scroll down the linked page to read about Nelson's lecture.)
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association  |  09-16-2004  3:01 pm  |  Industry News